Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks
Edited by Stela Manova OUP USA
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
- Focuses on cases of affix ordering that challenge linguistic theory with such phenomena as affix repetition and variable ordering
- Chapters consider more than one language and provide data from typologically diverse languages, some of which are examined for the first time
This volume advances our understanding of how word structure in terms of affix ordering is organized in the languages of the world. A central issue in linguistic theory, affix ordering receives much attention amongst the research community, though most studies deal with only one language. By contrast, the majority of the chapters in this volume consider more than one language and provide data from typologically diverse languages, some of which are examined for the first time. Many chapters focus on cases of affix ordering that challenge linguistic theory with such phenomena as affix repetition and variable ordering, both of which are shown to be neither rare nor typical only of lesser-studied languages with unstable grammatical organization, as previously assumed. The book also offers an explicit discussion on the non-existence of phonological affix ordering, with a focus on mobile affixation, and one on the emergence of affix ordering in child language, the first of its kind in the literature. Repetitive operations, undesirable in many theories, are frequent in early child language and seem to serve as trainings for morphological decomposition and affix stacking. Thus, the volume also raises important questions regarding the general architecture of grammar and the nature and side effects of our theoretical assumptions.
Readership: Linguists working on syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, psycholinguistics and their interfaces as well as to cognitive linguists, typologists, and advanced students in linguistics.
Edited by Stela Manova, Senior Researcher, University of Vienna Stela Manova is a senior researcher and a lecturer at the University of Vienna. She is the founder and organizer of the Vienna Workshops on Affix Order, the author of Understanding Morphological Rules (Springer 2011) and “Affixation” (2013, in Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics, ed. Mark Aronoff), and the editor of a two-volume special issue of Morphology entitled “Affix Combinations” (Springer 2010, with Mark Aronoff) and of Affixes and Bases (Edinburgh University Press 2011).
Contributors: Iwona Burkacka Wolfgang U. Dressler Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk Angeliki Efthymiou Natalia Gagarina Songül Gündogdu Marianne Kilani-Schoch Yuni Kim Alexander Letuchiy Ekaterina Lyutikova Stela Manova Luigi Talamo Sergei Tatevosov Eva Zimmermann
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