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LINGUIST List 23.3331

Tue Aug 07 2012

Books: Inflection and Word Formation in Romance Languages: Gaglia, Hinzelin (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Aug-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Inflection and Word Formation in Romance Languages: Gaglia, Hinzelin (Eds)
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Title: Inflection and Word Formation in Romance Languages
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 186
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.186

Editor: Sascha Gaglia
Editor: Marc-Olivier Hinzelin
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274588 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274588 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274588 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255693 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255693 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255693 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

Morphology, and in particular word formation, has always played an important role in Romance linguistics since it was introduced in Diez's comparative Romance grammar. Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in inflectional morphology, and current research shows a strong interest in paradigmatic analyses. This volume brings together research exploring different areas of morphology from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. On an empirical basis, the theoretical assumption of the 'Autonomy of Morphology' is discussed critically. 'Data-driven' approaches carefully examine concrete morphological phenomena in Romance languages and dialects. Topics include syncretism and allomorphy in verbs, pronouns, and articles as well as the use of specific derivational suffixes in word formation. Together, the articles in this volume provide insights into issues currently debated in Romance morphology, appealing to scholars of morphology, Romance linguistics, and advanced students alike.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng)

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