Released on 2003Categories Grammar, Comparative and general

Introducing Linguistic Morphology

Introducing Linguistic Morphology

Author: Laurie Bauer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748617051

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 366

View: 857

An expanded and updated new edition of this best-selling introduction to linguistic morphology. The text guides the reader from the very first principles of the internal structure of words through to advanced issues of current controversy. The first part of the book introduces basic concepts, with the help of examples from a range of familiar and exotic languages. The second section highlights particularly important topics, and discusses them in more detail. These include the definition of the word-form, productivity, the vexed problems of inflection versus derivation and the nature of the morpheme, and the position of morphology in relation to phonology and syntax. The third section looks at the theory of morphology, considering fundamental problems such as the nature of morphological universals, how the brain deals with morphologically complex words and how morphology changes over time, but also with individual ways of looking at morphology, including natural morphology, word-and-paradigm and level-ordered models. Features:* New chapters on morphology and the brain and diachronic morphology* Exercises added at the end of each chapter* Includes a glossary of key terms
Released on 2021-08-26Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Morphology

Introducing Morphology

Author: Rochelle Lieber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108832489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

View: 240

"Morphology is the study of how words are put together. A lively introduction to the subject, this textbook is intended for undergraduates with relatively little background in linguistics. Providing data from a wide variety of languages, it includes hands-on activities such as "challenge boxes," designed to encourage students to gather their own data and analyze it, work with data on websites, perform simple experiments, and discuss topics with each other. There is also an extensive introduction to the terms and concepts necessary for analyzing words. Topics such as the mental lexicon, derivation, compounding, inflection, morphological typology, productivity, and the interface of morphology with syntax and phonology expose students to the whole scope of the field. Unlike other textbooks it anticipates the question "Is it a real word?" and tackles it head on by looking at the distinction between dictionaries and the mental lexicon. This Third Edition has been thoroughly updated, including new examples and exercises as well as a detailed introduction to using linguistic corpora to find and analyze morphological data"--
Released on 2007-07-05Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Author: Geert Booij

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191069000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 570

Geert Booij's popular textbook examines how words are formed, compounded, and inflected in different languages. It shows how, when, and why to use methods of morphological analysis and explains how morphology relates to syntax, phonology, and semantics. The author considers the universal characteristics of morphology and how these are reflected in the workings of mind. The revised edition has been revised and updated throughout; it has a full glossary and a new chapter on the field's most notorious problem: the status of the word. 'The Grammar of Words by Geert Booij covers a broad range of topics from structural questions to psycholinguistic issues and problems of language change. This introduction to morphology is thorough and accessible and, like other works by this renowned author, especially strong at showing the significance of empirical facts for theoretical reasoning.' Ingo Plag, University of Siegen 'A book that is fully comprehensive in its coverage as well as exemplary in its clarity, written by one of the major scholars of contemporary lexical theory.' Sergio Scalise, University of Bologna
Released on 2015-04-09Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics: An Introduction

Linguistics: An Introduction

Author: William B. McGregor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567488688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 683

This is the new edition of Linguistics: An Introduction. It is a bestselling introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. This reworked edition features: -new chapters on sign languages, writing, and text and discourse -coverage of writing in electronic media -revised and updated chapters on languages of the world and psycholinguistics Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way. It features examples taken from a range of languages across the world. Global in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for linguistics students. The book comes with a large Companion Website, also extensively revised and expanded. For lecturers and instructors, a comprehensive Answer Book is also available to go along with the questions throughout the chapters.
Released on 2010-02-18Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

Author: Terry Crowley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199710997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

View: 864

All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers all themajor areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages, with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand langauge and language change. For this fourth edition, a number of new sections have been written, including many new problems and several datasets. Existing materials have been supplemented with new sections on grammaticalization, tonogenesis, morphological change, and using statistical methods in language classification.
Released on 2012-03-28Categories English language

English Linguistics

English Linguistics

Author: Mats Johansson

Publisher: Studentlitteratur AB

ISBN: 9144053428

Category: English language

Page: 176

View: 439

This book gives a thorough, yet easily accessible introduction to the main branches of English linguistics. The book is aimed at beginning and intermediate students of English who have little or no previous experience in doing linguistics, and who are expected to achieve a working knowledge of English morphology, syntax and semantics. The book contains a large number of written exercises which allow the students to practice linguistic reasoning and their own argumentation skills. The students will also learn how to use secondary material, such as dictionaries and various types of internet sources, to support their analyses and argumentation. The book is accompanied by a website containing, among other things, audio material and short podcasts on complex topics as well as keys to the exercises in the book.
Released on 2012-09-13Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The Grammar of Words

The Grammar of Words

Author: Geert Booij

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199691838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 216

This is an up-to-date introduction to the morphological analysis of words. The text covers inflection (the different forms of a word) and word formation (the ways in which new words can be added to the vocabulary of a language).
Released on 2006-02-20Categories Foreign Language Study

Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

Author: Hadumod Bussmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134630387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 560

View: 906

The Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics is a unique reference work for students and teachers of linguistics. The highly regarded second edition of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft by Hadumod Bussmann has been specifically adapted by a team of over thirty specialist linguists to form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the Dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. With its term-based approach and emphasis on clear analysis, it complements perfectly Routledge's established range of reference material in the field of linguistics.
Released on 2015-09-24Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Morphology

Introducing Morphology

Author: Rochelle Lieber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316425268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 507

View: 478

Morphology is the study of how words are put together. A lively introduction to the subject, this textbook is intended for undergraduates with relatively little background in linguistics. Providing data from a wide variety of languages, it includes hands-on activities such as 'challenge' boxes, designed to encourage students to gather their own data and analyze it, work with data on websites, perform simple experiments, and discuss topics with each other. There is also an extensive introduction to the terms and concepts necessary for analyzing words. Unlike other textbooks it anticipates the question 'is it a real word?' and tackles it head on by looking at the distinction between dictionaries and the mental lexicon. This second edition has been thoroughly updated, including new examples and exercises as well as a detailed introduction to using linguistic corpora to find and analyze morphological data.