LINGUIST List 13.3348

Wed Dec 18 2002

Books: Linguistic Theories/Morphology: Haspelmath

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  1. bartonm, Understanding Morphology: Martin Haspelmath

Message 1: Understanding Morphology: Martin Haspelmath

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 11:23:07 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: Understanding Morphology: Martin Haspelmath

Title: Understanding Morphology
Series Title: Understanding Language
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Martin Haspelmath, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology, Leipzig

Hardback: ISBN: 0340760257, Pages: 304 pp, Price: $ 75.00
Comment: An Arnold Publication
Paperback: ISBN: 0340760265, Pages: 304 pp, Price: $ 19.95
Comment: An Arnold Publication


Understanding Morphology offers students an introduction to the study
of work structure that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no
knowledge of the field of morphology on the part of the reader, the
book presents a broad range of morphological phenomena from a wide
variety of languages. Starting with the core areas of inflection and
derivation, the book presents the interfaces between morphology and
syntax and between morphology and syntax and morphology and
phonology. The synchronic study of word structure is covered as are
the phenomena of diachronic change such as analogy and
grammaticalization. Theories presented clearly in accessible language
with the main purpose of shedding light on the data, rather than as a
goal in themselves. The author consistently draws on the best research
available, thus utilizing and discussing both functionalist and
generative theoretical approaches. Each chapter includes a summary,
suggestions for further reading, and exercises. As such ! this is the
ideal book for both beginning students of linguistics, or anyone in a
related discipline looking for a first introduction to morphology.

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