The plane took off at noon. The book is divided into three parts:. The students sat in during the discussion. Dec 05, Tadela is currently reading it.
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The texts are designed to engage the active participation of the reader, favouring a problem-solving approach and including liberal and varied exercise material. Noel Burton-Roberts founded the Modern Linguistics series and acted as Series Editor for the first three volumes in the series. For information, write: St. Includes indexes. Grammar, Comparative and general-Morphology. It is meant to be useful both to students of English and to those of linguistics.
Most of the first half of the book, as well as the final chapter, are devoted mainly to problems of English word-formation. The remaining chapters cover a range of morphological phenomena in other languages. But even the parts dealing with English raise issues of a general theoretical interest.
The detail in which different parts are studied will vary, depending on the kind of student that uses the book. I present morphology from the standpoint of current, mainstream gener- ative grammar. My main concerns are the nature of word-formation pro- cesses and the ways in which word-formation interacts with phonology, syntax and the lexicon.
I hope that the reader will come away not only with an understanding of the descriptive problems in morphology but also with a firm grasp of the theoretical issues and the analytical tools that are available within the model of generative grammar.
On completing a course in morphology based on this book students should be equipped to tackle the growing morphological literature that has appeared in recent years.
There are many people whom I must thank for the help they have given me in writing this book. The book grew out of my morphology course at Lancaster University. I must thank the students who have taken this course over the last four years. Above all, I must thank in a special way Larry Hyman, with whom I have collaborated on Luganda morphology and phonology for the last ten years.
There are also many other linguists whose theoretical and descriptive studies I have drawn on. They have all contributed in an obvious way to my writing this book. I also owe a special debt of gratitude to Noel Burton-Roberts, the editor of this series. His rigorous critical comments and positive suggestions have enabled me to avoid some of the pitfalls I would otherwise have encoun- tered. There are two other people at Macmillan that I wish to thank for their technical support: they are Doreen Alig and Cathryn Tanner.
I should also like to thank Valery Rose and David Watson, who both helped with the production of this book. Finally, I thank my wife Janet for her support during the long months and years of writing this book. Matthews, Inflectional Morphology, p. Every effort has been made to trace all the copyright-holders but if any have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.
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It is designed to take absolute beginners to a point where they can approach the current literature in the subject. It contains numerous in-text exercises which involve the reader in doing morphology by formulating hypotheses and testing them against Morphology is a lively, comprehensive introduction to morphological theory and analysis in contemporary generative grammar. It contains numerous in-text exercises which involve the reader in doing morphology by formulating hypotheses and testing them against data from English and numerous other languages. Although primarily intended to be a course book for use on morphology courses, it will also be useful for students taking courses in the closely related sub-fields of phonology and syntax. The book is divided into three parts:. Part 1 surveys traditional and structuralist notions of word-structure which still provide the necessary background to morphological investigations. Part 2 explores the relationship between the lexicon, morphology and phonology in current generative grammar.