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Title: Introducing Linguistic Morphology
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: Laurie Bauer
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748617050
Description:

"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.

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

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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN: 0748617043
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Pages: 366
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ISBN: 0748617051
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Pages: 366
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