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Title: Network Morphology
Subtitle: A Defaults-based Theory of Word Structure
Written By: Dunstan Brown
Andrew Hippisley
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6563095/Network%20Morphology/?site_locale=en_US
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Description:

Morphology is particularly challenging, because it is pervaded by irregularity and idiosyncrasy. This book is a study of word structure using a specific theoretical framework known as 'Network Morphology'. It describes the systems of rules which determine the structure of words by construing irregularity as a matter of degree, using examples from a diverse range of languages and phenomena to illustrate. Many languages share common word building strategies and many diverge in interesting ways. These strategies can be understood by distinguishing different notions of 'default'. The Network Morphology philosophy promotes the use of computational implementation to check theories. The accompanying website provides the computer coded version of the Network Morphology model of word structure for readers to test, customize and develop. This book will be a valuable contribution to the fields of linguistic typology and morphology and will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students in these areas. Table of Contents 1. Options in constructing a morphological framework 2. A framework for morphological defaults 3. Inflectional classes 4. Syncretism 5. Morphological mismatch and extended deponency 6. Defaults and paradigmatic restructuring 7. Derivation 8. Conclusion.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781107005747
Pages: 346
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