Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-based, Morphology
John Benjamins Publishing, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 392 pages
This book puts together contributions of linguists and psycholinguists whose main interest here is the representation of Semitic words in the mental lexicon of Semitic language speakers. The central topic of the book confronts two views about the morphology of Semitic words. The point of the argument is: Should we see Semitic words' morphology as root-based or word-based? The proponents of the root-based approach, present empirical evidence demonstrating that Semitic language speakers are sensitive to the root and the template as the two basic elements (bound morphemes) of Semitic words. Those supporting the word-based approach, present arguments to the effect that Semitic word formation is not based on the merging of roots and templates, but that Semitic words are comprised of word stems and affixes like we find in Indo-European languages. The variety of evidence and arguments for each claim should force the interested readers to reconsider their views on Semitic morphology.
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The role of the imperfective template in Arabic morphology
Arabic derivational ablaut processing strategies
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3rd person ablaut acquisition adjectives adult affixes apophony Arabic argument structure base Bat-El Bentin Berent Berman binyan binyanim Bolozky broken plurals child cluster Cognition consonantal root constraints decomposition denominal verbs derived English Ethio-Semitic evidence example facilitation Feldman forms gemination grammar Hebrew roots Hebrew speakers Hebrew words identical imperfective inflectional innovations input intransitive lexical access lexical decision linguistic Maltese Maltese verbs McCarthy mental lexicon Modern Hebrew morpho-phonological morphologically related Na'ama nikud nominal nonwords novel verbs Obligatory Contour Principle opaque orthographic paradigm phonetic phonological plural prefix present priming effect processes productive pronouns prosodic psycholinguistic quadriliteral Ravid reduplication representation responses root final root initial gemination root morpheme root structure root-and-pattern root-based roots and templates Schwarzwald segments semantic transparency Semitic languages Shimron studies subject omission suffix syllable syntactic target task tense Tigrinya triliteral types verbal vocalic melody vocalic pattern vowel word formation word pattern word-based