LINGUIST List 29.2153

Thu May 17 2018

Books: The Construction of Words, Advances in Construction Morphology: Booij (ed.)

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Date: 17-May-2018
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Subject: The Construction of Words, Advances in Construction Morphology: Booij (ed.)
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Title: The Construction of Words
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Springer

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Editor: Geert Booij

Electronic: ISBN: 9783319743943 Pages: 632 Price: Europe EURO 107.09
Electronic: ISBN: 9783319743943 Pages: 632 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783319743936 Pages: 632 Price: Europe EURO 129.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9783319743936 Pages: 632 Price: U.S. $ 109.00


This volume focuses on detailed studies of various aspects of Construction
Morphology, and combines theoretical analysis and descriptive detail. It deals
with data from several domains of linguistics and contributes to an
integration of findings from various subdisciplines of linguistics into a
common model of the architecture of language. It presents applications and
extensions of the model of Construction Morphology to a wide range of

Construction Morphology is one of the theoretical paradigms in present-day
morphology. It makes use of concepts of Construction Grammar for the analysis
of word formation and inflection. Complex words are seen as constructions,
that is, pairs of form and meaning. Morphological patterns are accounted for
by construction schemas. These are the recipes for coining new words and word
forms, and they motivate the properties of existing complex words. Both
schemas and individual words are stored, and hence there is no strict
separation of lexicon and grammar. In addition to abstract schemas there are
subschemas for subclasses of complex words with specific properties. This
architecture of the grammar is in harmony with findings from other empirical
domains of linguistics such as language acquisition, word processing, and
language change.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng)

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