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Mon Jul 15 2013

Books: Analogy and Morphological Change: Fertig

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Date: 10-Jul-2013
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Subject: Analogy and Morphological Change: Fertig
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Title: Analogy and Morphological Change Series Title: Edinburgh Historical Sociolinguistics Published: 2013 Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: David Fertig Hardback: ISBN: 9780748646227 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780748646210 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

How do learners and speakers make sense of their language and make their language make sense?
Is it dived or dove? Dwarfs or dwarves? If the best students aced the test, did the pretty good students beece it? You've probably often pondered such questions yourself, but did you know that similar questions have inspired some of the most important advances in our understanding not only of how languages change but also of how children acquire grammar and how the human mind works?

This book is designed to help readers make sense of morphological change and, more generally, of the concept of analogy and its role in language and in human cognition. With a critical look at the past 150 years of linguistic work on analogical change, David Fertig brings clarity to a field rife with terminological and theoretical confusion.

Key features
- Explains traditional and modern approaches to analogical change
- Illustrates the relevance of analogy to current linguistic and psycholinguistic theory
- Explores the many ways that covert reanalysis can reshape grammatical systems

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Morphology
Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------

Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------

Akademie Verlag GmbH

Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cascadilla Press

Classiques Garnier

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Georgetown University Press

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Linguistic Association of Finland

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

Seoul National University

SIL International Publications

Universitat Jaume I

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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