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By the late 1970s phonologists, and later morphologists, had departed from a linear approach for describing morphophonological operations to a non-linear one. Computational models, however, remain faithful to the linear model, making it very difficult, if not impossible, to implement the morphology of languages whose morphology is non-concatenative. Computational Nonlinear Morphology aims at presenting a computational system that counters the development in linguistics. It provides a detailed computational analysis of the complex morphophonological phenomena found in Semitic languages based on linguistically motivated models. The book outlines a generalized regular rewrite rule system that employs multi-tape finite-state automata to cater for root-and-pattern morphology, infixation, circumfixation and other complex operations such as the broken plural derivation problem found in Arabic and Ethiopic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521631969
ISBN-10: 0521631963
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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