By Igor Mel'cuk,David Beck
The booklet is devoted to linguistic morphology andit features a comic strip of a whole morphological conception, established round a dialogue offundamental ideas suchas morph vs. morpheme, inflectional classification, voice, grammatical case, contract vs. govt, suppletion, relationships among linguistic symptoms, etc.: the most well liked matters in smooth linguistics!
The booklet introduces rigorous and transparent ideas essential to describe morphological phenomena of typical languages. between different issues, it bargains logical calculi of attainable grammemes in a given classification. The presentation is constructed in a typological viewpoint, in order that linguistic facts from a wide number of languages are defined and analyzed (about a hundred typologically very varied languages).
The major technique is deductive: the strategies proposed in Aspects of the speculation of Morphology are in keeping with a small set of indefinibilia and every notion is outlined when it comes to those indefinibilia and/or different innovations outlined formerly; accordingly, logical calculi will be developed (similar to Mendeleev's Periodical desk of parts in chemistry). Then the idea that is utilized to the particular linguistic facts to illustrate its validity and advantages.
Thus, Aspects of the speculation of Morphology combines metalinguistic recreation (a procedure of techniques for morphology) with typological and descriptive orientation. It reaches out to all scholars of language, together with the border fields and applications.
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