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Description - Computational Nonlinear Morphology by George Anton Kiraz

By the late 1970s phonologists, and later morphologists, had departed from a linear approach for describing morphophonological operations to a nonlinear 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 nonconcatenative. 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 new 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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