Aspects of the Theory of Morphology (Trends in Linguistics. by Igor Mel'cuk,David Beck

By Igor Mel'cuk,David Beck

The publication is devoted to linguistic morphology andit features a comic strip of a whole morphological thought, based round a dialogue offundamental recommendations suchas morph vs. morpheme, inflectional class, voice, grammatical case, contract vs. govt, suppletion, relationships among linguistic indicators, etc.: the most popular matters in smooth linguistics!

The booklet introduces rigorous and transparent suggestions essential to describe morphological phenomena of ordinary languages. between different issues, it deals logical calculi of attainable grammemes in a given class. The presentation is constructed in a typological standpoint, in order that linguistic facts from a wide number of languages are defined and analyzed (about a hundred typologically very diverse languages).

The major strategy is deductive: the recommendations proposed in Aspects of the speculation of Morphology are in keeping with a small set of indefinibilia and every thought is outlined when it comes to those indefinibilia and/or different thoughts outlined formerly; hence, logical calculi will be built (similar to Mendeleev's Periodical desk of parts in chemistry). Then the concept that is utilized to the particular linguistic information to illustrate its validity and advantages.

Thus, Aspects of the speculation of Morphology combines metalinguistic recreation (a approach of innovations for morphology) with typological and descriptive orientation. It reaches out to all scholars of language, together with the border fields and applications.

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