Network Morphology: A Defaults-based Theory of Word Structure

Title

Network Morphology: A Defaults-based Theory of Word Structure

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Description

Morphology is particularly challenging, because it is pervaded by irregularity and idiosyncrasy. This book is a study of word structure using a specific theoretical framework known as 'Network Morphology'. It describes the systems of rules which determine the structure of words by construing irregularity as a matter of degree, using examples from a diverse range of languages and phenomena to illustrate. Many languages share common word building strategies and many diverge in interesting ways. These strategies can be understood by distinguishing different notions of 'default'. The Network Morphology philosophy promotes the use of computational implementation to check theories. The accompanying website provides the computer coded version of the Network Morphology model of word structure for readers to test, customize and develop. This book will be a valuable contribution to the fields of linguistic typology and morphology and will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students in these areas.

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Publication Date

2-2012

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

Cambridge

ISBN

9781107005747

eISBN

9781139202671

Keywords

Morphology, Network morphology, Word structure, Linguistic typology

Disciplines

Linguistics | Morphology

Notes

No. 133 of the Cambridge Studies in Linguistics series.

A Web site about this book is at: http://networkmorphology.as.uky.edu/