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Title: Morphological Autonomy
Subtitle: Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology
Edited By: Martin Maiden
John Charles Smith
Maria Goldbach
Marc-Olivier Hinzelin
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Description:

This book is about the nature of morphology and its place in the structure of
grammar. Drawing on a wide range of aspects of Romance inflectional
morphology, leading scholars present detailed arguments for the autonomy of
morphology, i.e. morphology has phenomena and mechanisms of its own that
are not reducible to syntax or phonology. But which principles and rules govern
this independent component and which phenomena can be described or
explicated by the mechanisms of the morphemic level? In shedding light on
these questions, this volume constitutes a major contribution to Romance
historical morphology in particular, and to our understanding of the nature and
importance of morphomic structure in language change in general.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199589984
ISBN-13: 9780199589982
Pages: 504
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00