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Title: Understanding Morphological Rules
Subtitle: With Special Emphasis on Conversion and Subtraction in Bulgarian, Russian and Serbo-Croatian
Written By: Stela Manova
Series Title: Studies in Morphology

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9048195462
ISBN-13: 9789048195466
Pages: 259
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95