How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
'Morphology' is a lively, comprehensive introduction to current morphological theory and analysis, designed to take absolute beginners to a point where they can approach the current literature in the subject. This updated second edition contains numerous in-text exercises which involve the reader in doing morphology by formulating hypotheses and testing them against data from English and numerous other languages, as well as additional reading suggestions to take the student further into a particular area.