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Title: Understanding Morphological Rules
Subtitle: With Special Emphasis on Conversion and Subtraction in Bulgarian, Russian
Series Title: Studies in Morphology
Author: Stela Manova
Hardback: ISBN: 9789048195466 Pages: 259 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
This volume analyzes morphological and morphonological phenomena from a number of distinct Slavic languages. It does so in an innovative manner, yet also positions the analysis in the context of current morphological debates. It is thus a valuable contribution both to comparative Slavic morphology and general morphological theory. Moreover, the book is the first attempt at a theory of conversion and subtraction relevant to languages with rich inflectional morphology. It contributes to our structural understanding of the nature of word. As the first illustration of subtraction with examples from southern Slavic languages, it is an excellent source of specialist data. The book's theoretical framework is easily accessible and applicable to other languages, which makes it attractive to researchers on Slavic languages and general linguists alike. The volume will also appeal to general morphologists, typologists, and advanced students in linguistics.
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup