Abstract Phonology in a Concrete Model: Cognitive by Tore Nesset

By Tore Nesset

This ebook is correct for phonologists, morphologists, Slavists and cognitive linguists, and addresses questions: How can the morphology-phonology interface be accommodated in cognitive linguistics? Do morphophonological alternations have a which means? those questions are explored through a finished research of stem alternations in Russian verbs. The research is couched in R.W. Langacker's Cognitive Grammar framework, and the e-book bargains comparisons to different forms of cognitive linguistics, comparable to building Grammar and Conceptual Integration. The proposed research is additionally in comparison to rule-based and constraint-based methods to phonology in generative grammar.

Without resorting to underlying representations or procedural ideas, the Cognitive Linguistics framework allows an insightful method of summary phonology, delivering the real benefit of restrictiveness. Cognitive Grammar presents an research of a complete morphophonological process when it comes to a parsimonious set of theoretical constructs that each one have cognitive motivation. No advert hoc equipment is invoked, and the research yields robust empirical predictions. one other virtue is that Cognitive Grammar can determine the which means of morphophonological alternations. for instance, it really is argued that stem alternations in Russian verbs conspire to sign non-past meaning.

This ebook is available to a extensive readership and provides a welcome contribution to phonology and morphology, which were understudied in cognitive linguistics.

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