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Thu Jun 10 2004

Books: Morphology: Bauer

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Message 1: Introducing Linguistic Morphology: Bauer

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 05:50:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charlotte.Maxwell <Charlotte.Maxwelleup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Introducing Linguistic Morphology: Bauer




Title: Introducing Linguistic Morphology
Subtitle: Second Edition

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Edinburgh University Press
		http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Book URL: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/cgi/odbic.exe?input=NewWeb/Books/Bauer2440.htm

Author: Laurie Bauer, Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University
of Wellington, New Zealand

Paperback: ISBN: 0748617051, Pages: 366, Price: U.K. � 16.99

			
Abstract:

"This revision of Laurie Bauer's popular textbook is most
welcome. Like the first edition it's clear, reliable and interesting,
but it's been updated to take account of the new interest in
morphology. New chapters provide an excellent way into recent work
informed by non-linear phonology, by diachronic typology and - most
interesting of all - by psycholinguistics. Anyone who wants a quick
explanation of grammaticalisation, autosegmental morphology or the
dual-route theory need look no further. The book also gains from the
new exercises and three appendices (including a glossary). An
excellent book for the student who really wants to understand." Dick
Hudson, Professor of Linguistics, University College London

An expanded and updated new edition of this best-selling introduction
to linguistic morphology. The text guides the reader from the very
first principles of the internal structure of words through to
advanced issues of current controversy. The first part of the book
introduces basic concepts, with the help of examples from a range of
familiar and exotic languages. The second section highlights
particularly important topics, and discusses them in more
detail. These include the definition of the word-form, productivity,
the vexed problems of inflection versus derivation and the nature of
the morpheme, and the position of morphology in relation to phonology
and syntax. The third section looks at the theory of morphology,
considering fundamental problems such as the nature of morphological
universals, how the brain deals with morphologically complex words and
how morphology changes over time, but also with individual ways of
looking at morphology, including natural morphology, word-and-paradigm
and level-ordered models.

Features:
* New chapters on morphology and the brain and diachronic morphology
* Exercises added at the end of each chapter
* Includes a glossary of key terms

Customers in North America please contact Georgetown University Press.


Lingfield(s):	Morphology
		
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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