Word and paradigm morphology by James P. Blevins

By James P. Blevins

This quantity presents an advent to be aware and paradigm types of morphology and the overall views on linguistic morphology that they include. the hot revitalization of those versions is positioned within the better context of the highbrow lineage that extends from classical grammars to present information-theoretic and discriminative studying paradigms. The synthesis of this practice defined within the quantity highlights major rules concerning the association of morphological structures which are shared by way of observe and paradigm ways, besides ideas which were built to formalize those rules, and ways that the guidelines were proven through experimental methodologies. a longer comparability of latest notice and paradigm variations isolates the important assumptions approximately morphological devices and kinfolk that distinguish implicational from realizational versions and clarifies the relation of those versions to morpheme-based debts.

Designed to be available to a large readership, this ebook will serve either as an creation to morphology and morphological idea from the be aware and paradigm point of view for non-specialists, and for morphologists, as a close account of the heritage of the tips that underlie those models.

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Word and paradigm morphology

This quantity offers an advent to note and paradigm types of morphology and the final views on linguistic morphology that they include. the hot revitalization of those versions is positioned within the greater context of the highbrow lineage that extends from classical grammars to present information-theoretic and discriminative studying paradigms.

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One morph in men is man. The other is the alternation a∼e. Or – arguing now for a zero morph – men . . consists of an alternant men of {man} plus an alternant /Ø/ of {s}. (Hockett 1947: 340) On an analysis on which “[o]ne morph in men is man.

In effect, these steps trace a loop that extracts morphemes from surface forms and then invokes rules to reassociate these abstract representations with their surface realization. At each step in this procedure the IA model is confronted with problems created by the disassembly and reassembly of forms. 1 Problems of segmentation By associating meaning with formatives, the IA model enhances the significance of word-internal structure. The issues that arise in segmenting utterances into words had been instrumental in Bloomfield’s (1914) arguments against classical word-based conceptions.

Is one which is quite foreign to the Item and Arrangement view of language. What is involved is not a certain segment in a certain position . . but the process by which the segment arrived in such a position; to speak of this process as a  Subtraction tends to be invoked in cases in which the truncated or remnant unit can be defined prosodically but not segmentally, so that a single subtraction process describes an alternation requiring multiple, segmentally distinct, affixal patterns.  Although Harris () refers to this element as a ‘morpheme’ he seems to mean ‘morpheme alternant’, corresponding to what Hockett () calls ‘replacive’ morphs.

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