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Title: Beyond Morphology
Subtitle: Interface Conditions on Word Formation
Written By: Peter Ackema
Ad Neeleman
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics No. 6

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

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199267286
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 318
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199267294
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 318
Prices: U.K. £ 22.50