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Morphology by Francis Katamba
Book DescriptionMorphology is a lively, comprehensive introduction to current morphological theory and analysis, designed to take absolute beginners to a point where they can approach the current literature in the subject. This revised and updated second edition contains numerous in-text exercises which involve the reader in doing morphology by formulating hypotheses and testing them against data from English and numerous other languages. It also features an additional chapter on optimality theory and an expanded list of reading suggestions to take the student further into a particular area. The book is divided into three parts: - Part I surveys traditional and structuralist notions of word-structure which still provide the necessary background to morphological investigations - Part II explores the relationship between the lexicon, morphology and phonology in current generative grammar - Part III examines issues in the interaction between the lexicon, morphology and syntax. Stimulating and easy-to-follow, this is an essential guide to a fundamental subject within the field of linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403916440
(234mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Francis Katamba
Contemporary Linguistics, Paperback (June 2011)
A comprehensive, fully up-to-date introduction to linguistics. The book covers not only how language is structured, but also how it functions both socially and culturally, and how it is acquired and processed by speakers. It will prepare students to go on to more advanced work and, at the same time, will serve as a basic reference.
English Language, Hardback (July 2009)
What is the English language like, why is it like that and what do we need to know in order to study it? This wide-ranging and research-led introductory textbook provides students with the grounding in linguistics necessary to investigate these questions for themselves.
Morphology, Hardback (July 2006)
Morphology is a comprehensive introduction to current morphological theory and analysis, designed for beginners. The second edition of this successful textbook has been completely revised to add up-to-date discussion of morphological issues, in-text exercises, a new chapter on Optimality Theory and extended references and further reading.
English Words, Hardback (December 2004)» View all books by Francis Katamba
This revised and expanded second edition of English Words brings the study of words up to date with coverage of text messaging and email and includes new material on psycholinguistics and word meaning.
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Author Biography - Francis Katamba
FRANCIS KATAMBA is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, UK. His books include An Introduction to Phonology (Longman, 1989), English Words (Routledge, 1994) and Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction 3e (with William O'Grady and Michael Dobrovolsky, Pearson). JOHN STONHAM is Reader in Linguistics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His publications include Linguistic Theory and Complex Words (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and Combinatorial Morphology (Benjamins, 1994).
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