Title: Beyond Morphology
Subtitle: Interface Conditions on Word Formation
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics No. 6
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Peter Ackema, University of Nijmegen
Author: Ad Neeleman, University College London
Hardback: ISBN: 0199267286 Pages: 318 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0199267294 Pages: 318 Price: U.K. £ 22.50
The phenomena discussed by the authors range from synthetic compounding in English to agreement alternations in Arabic and complementizer agreement in dialects of Dutch. Their exposition combines insights from lexicalism and distributed morphology, and is expressed in terms accessible to scholars and advanced students.
*unique exploration of interfaces of morphology with syntax and phonology *wide empirical scope with many new observations *theoretically innovative and important *accessible to students with chapters designed for use in teaching
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)
This is an introduction to the grammar of words. Geert Booij introduces the basic methods of morphological analysis and shows how these can be used to reveal how words are formed, compounded, and inflected in different languages. He then describes the relationship of morphology to syntax, phonology, and semantics, and shows how the main aspects of grammar interact to make languages work. He ends by examining the universal characteristics of morphology. He discusses the ways in which these reflect the organization of the mind's language faculty and considers whether they throw light on the way languages change and are learned.