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What is Morphology? is a concise and critical introduction to the central ideas of morphology, which has been revised and expanded to include additional material on morphological productivity and the mental lexicon, experimental and computational methods, and new teaching material. Introduces the fundamental aspects of morphology to students with minimal background in linguistics Includes additional material on morphological productivity and the mental lexicon, and experimental and computational methods Features new and revised exercises as well as suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter Equips students with the skills to analyze a wide breadth of classic morphological issues through engaging examples Uses cross-linguistic data throughout to illustrate concepts, specifically referencing Kujamaat Joola, a Senegalese language Includes a new answer key, available for instructors online
Mark Aronoff is Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University (SUNY). He is co-editor, with Janie Rees-Miller, of The Handbook of Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), and served as editor of the journal Language from 1995 to 2000. Kirsten Fudeman is Professor of French at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities (2010).
Table of Contents
|Remarks on Transcription||p. xviii|
|The International Phonetic Alphabet||p. xx|
|Thinking about Morphology and Morphological Analysis||p. 1|
|What is Morphology?||p. 1|
|Morphology in Action||p. 4|
|Background and Beliefs||p. 10|
|Introduction to Morphological Analysis||p. 12|
|Introduction to Kujamaat Jˇola||p. 23|
|Further Reading||p. 26|
|Words and Lexemes||p. 33|
|What is a Word?||p. 34|
|Empirical Tests for Wordhood||p. 38|
|Types of Words||p. 40|
|Inflection vs. Derivation||p. 47|
|Two Approaches to Morphology: Item-and-Arrangement, Item-and-Process||p. 49|
|The Lexicon||p. 54|
|Kujamaat Jˇola Noun Classes||p. 58|
|Further Reading||p. 67|
|Morphology and Phonology||p. 73|
|Prosodic Morphology||p. 78|
|Primary and Secondary Affixes||p. 82|
|Linguistic Exaptation, Leveling, and Analogy||p. 86|
|Morphophonology and Secret Languages||p. 93|
|Kujamaat Jˇola Morphophonology||p. 96|
|Further Reading||p. 103|
|Derivation and the Lexicon||p. 109|
|The Saussurean Sign||p. 109|
|Motivation and Compositionality||p. 110|
|Derivation and Structure||p. 123|
|Derivation in Kujamaat Jˇola||p. 131|
|Further Reading||p. 132|
|Derivation and Semantics||p. 136|
|The Polysemy Problem||p. 137|
|The Semantics of Derived Lexemes||p. 139|
|Derivation and Verbs in Kujamaat Jˇola||p. 148|
|Further Reading||p. 151|
|What is Inflection?||p. 159|
|Inflection vs. Derivation||p. 168|
|Inventory of Inflectional Morphology Types||p. 171|
|Agreement in Kujamaat Jˇola||p. 182|
|Further Reading||p. 187|
|Morphology and Syntax||p. 196|
|Morphological vs. Syntactic Inflection||p. 197|
|Structural Constraints on Morphological Inflection||p. 198|
|Inflection and Universal Grammar||p. 201|
|Grammatical Function Change||p. 203|
|Kujamaat Jˇola Verb Morphology||p. 212|
|A Brief Survey of Kujamaat Jˇola Syntax||p. 219|
|Further Reading||p. 222|
|Morphological Productivity and the Mental Lexicon||p. 226|
|What is Morphological Productivity?||p. 227|
|Productivity and Structure: Negative Prefixes in English||p. 230|
|Degrees of Productivity||p. 231|
|Salience and Productivity||p. 236|
|Testing Productivity||p. 238|
|The Mental Lexicon, Psycholinguistics, and Neurolinguistics||p. 246|
|Further Reading||p. 253|
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