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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.

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Title: Irregularity in Morphology (and beyond)
Edited By: Thomas Stolz
Hitomi Otsuka
Aina S. Urdze
Johan van der Auwera
Series Title: Studia typologica

Irregularity is a philological concept which is not adequately defined. The
present volume aims to improve the understanding of irregularity within the
domain of morphology, relating to inflectional, derivation, and compounding.
Studies aim to discover the potential regularity behind irregularities, the fact or
hypothesis that regular (sound) change produces irregularity (Sturtevant's
Paradox), the nature of paradigms (esp. suppletion and overabundance), and the
interplay of irregular morphology with syntax and pragmatics. Perspectives are
synchronic and diachronic. A few studies approach irregularity from the
psycholinguistic point of view (issues of memory and acquisition).

Languages studied include Latin and its daughter languages French, Catalan
and Italian, but also English, German, Greek, Russian, Turkish, Thompson
Salish, and the Iroquoian languages. Theories discussed include Canonical
Typology, Distributed Morphology, Whole Word Morphology, Minimalism, and
the Procedural/Declarative Model.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Akademie Forschung
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Kalispel-Pend d'Oreille
Greek, Ancient
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783050059242
Pages: 321
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