Morphology Now

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Mark Aronoff
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 227 pages
Several distinct general linguistic theories are represented here: autolexical theory, categorial grammar, functional grammar, and government and binding syntax. Each essay in this book is centered around a point of morphological theory and each one is designed to further the development of that theory and hence linguistic theory in general. Many different languages are analyzed: Sino-Tibetan Manipuri, Eskimo Central Siberian Upik, Athabaskan Ahtna, Latin, modern European languages, and English. All of these sometimes dramatically different language systems are treated as manifestations of a single unified human language faculty, and these studies of generative morphology are incorporated into linguistic theory and the explanation of diversity in human language.
 

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Contents

STEMS IN LATIN VERBAL MORPHOLOGY
5
BRACKETING PARADOXES IN MANIPURI
33
DERIVATION IN SYNTAX
48
GRAMMATICIZATION THEORY AND HEADS IN MORPHOLOGY
69
CATEGORIAL MORPHOLOGY AND THE VALENCY OF NOUNS
83
SOME CONCEPTS IN AHTNA ATHABASKAN WORD FORMATION
107
A NONCONFIGURATIONAL APPROACH TO MORPHOLOGY
133
THE ROLE OF INTERNAL SYNTAX IN THE HISTORICAL MORPHOLOGY OF ESKIMO
163
NOTES AND REFERENCES
179
INDEX
217
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Mark Aronoff is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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