Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English
Published by Edinburgh University Press
This introduction to morphology offers graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in linguistics an accessible entry point to the primary literature in the field of morphology.The book specifically focuses on generative theories of morphology. It offers a thorough introduction to the many issues which have shaped the field of morphology over the last few decades and in doing so prepares students for further reading and research in the subject. Topics covered include derivation versus inflection, lexical versus syntactic models of morphology, synthetic compounds and storage versus computation.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Knowledge of Words 2. Word-formation in the lexicon 3. Inflectional morphology 4. Argument-structure: nominalization 5. Argument-structure: derived verbs 6. Analogy, Storage and rules Suggestions for further reading Exercises.
Jan Don is an Associate Professor of the University of Ámsterdam.