By Igor Mel'cuk,David Beck
The e-book is devoted to linguistic morphology andit incorporates a cartoon of a whole morphological concept, established round a dialogue offundamental options suchas morph vs. morpheme, inflectional classification, voice, grammatical case, contract vs. govt, suppletion, relationships among linguistic indicators, etc.: the most popular matters in glossy linguistics!
The booklet introduces rigorous and transparent options essential to describe morphological phenomena of normal languages. between different issues, it deals logical calculi of attainable grammemes in a given class. The presentation is built in a typological point of view, in order that linguistic information from a wide number of languages are defined and analyzed (about a hundred typologically very varied languages).
The major technique is deductive: the ideas proposed in Aspects of the speculation of Morphology are in response to a small set of indefinibilia and every inspiration is outlined when it comes to those indefinibilia and/or different suggestions outlined formerly; for that reason, logical calculi might be built (similar to Mendeleev's Periodical desk of components in chemistry). Then the concept that is utilized to the particular linguistic facts to illustrate its validity and advantages.
Thus, Aspects of the speculation of Morphology combines metalinguistic activity (a method of techniques for morphology) with typological and descriptive orientation. It reaches out to all scholars of language, together with the border fields and applications.
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