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Introducing Morphology

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  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107096240

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  • Morphology is the study of how words are put together. A lively introduction to the subject, this textbook is intended for undergraduates with relatively little background in linguistics. Providing data from a wide variety of languages, it includes hands-on activities such as 'challenge' boxes, designed to encourage students to gather their own data and analyze it, work with data on websites, perform simple experiments, and discuss topics with each other. There is also an extensive introduction to the terms and concepts necessary for analyzing words. Unlike other textbooks it anticipates the question 'is it a real word?' and tackles it head on by looking at the distinction between dictionaries and the mental lexicon. This second edition has been thoroughly updated, including new examples and exercises as well as a detailed introduction to using linguistic corpora to find and analyze morphological data.

    • 'How-to?' sections show students how to find data as well as solve problems
    • 'Challenge' boxes promote hands-on learning by students
    • Exercises at the ends of chapters encourage students to apply material covered in the preceding chapter
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of previous edition:
    "… strikes just the right balance between explaining morphology and encouraging the student to discover what it's about. Its hands-on approach is well suited to getting undergraduates interested in the subject."
    S. J. Hannahs, Newcastle University

    Review of previous edition:
    "The ideal textbook, pedagogically sound, taking beginning students all the way from the basics to advanced theoretical questions. The 'how-to' sections, the 'challenges' and the end-of-chapter exercises are all designed to encourage students to do morphology for themselves."
    Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107096240
    • length: 255 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 175 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. What is morphology?
    2. Words, dictionaries, and the mental lexicon
    3. Lexeme formation: the familiar
    4. Productivity and creativity
    5. Lexeme formation: further afield
    6. Inflection
    7. Typology
    8. Words and sentences: the interface between morphology and syntax
    9. Sounds and shapes: the interface between morphology and phonology
    10. Theoretical challenges.

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    Introducing Morphology

    Rochelle Lieber

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    Rochelle Lieber, University of New Hampshire
    Rochelle Lieber is Professor of Linguistics in the English Department at the University of New Hampshire. She is the recipient of the Bloomfield Award given by the Linguistic Society of America for the Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology (with Laurie Bauer and Ingo Plag, 2015).

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