LINGUIST List 32.3255

Fri Oct 15 2021

Books: A Historical Morphology of English: Ringe

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 17-Aug-2021
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: A Historical Morphology of English: Ringe
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Title: A Historical Morphology of English
Published: 2021
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                www.edinburghuniversitypress.com

Book URL: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-a-historical-morphology-of-english.html

Author: Don Ringe
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474459785 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 90 Comment: PDF
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474459792 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 24.99 Comment: ePub
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474459761 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 90
Paperback: ISBN: 9781474459778 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Abstract:

A textbook survey of how English morphology has evolved from Old English to the present

*Explores four sources of linguistic innovation: learner errors in categorical inflectional systems, lexical analogy, productivity in derivational systems and language and dialect contact

*Includes inflectional and derivational morphology

*Organized chronologically navigating Old, Middle and Early Modern English and Modern English

*Draws on data from English, Germanic, French, Greek and Latin

*Includes discussion questions, exercises and suggestions for further reading

Charting the major developments in the morphology of English, this book introduces students to English inflectional and derivational morphology, presenting them with a long-range perspective of language change. The book is also built around the chronological periods crucial for each type of important large-scale change in the morphology of English, moving from Old, Middle and Early Modern English, to Modern English. The book also explores four sources of linguistic innovation - learner errors in categorical inflectional systems, lexical analogy, productivity in derivational systems and language and dialect contact - illustrating the extent to which the history of English Morphology offers significant information about morphological change in general.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Areal Regions: Western Europe

Written In: English (eng)

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