In presenting the morphology of English in relation to theoretical developments that have shaped the field over the last couple of decades, this textbook gives a reasoned overview of the morphology of English. Each chapter analyses English morphological data on a particular theme, before introducing the theoretical tools and apparatus related to them. Themes covered include: the status of affixes, interaction of phonology and morphology, affix-order, roots and stems, blocking and syncretism in inflexion. Discussion of morphology's relationship with psycholinguistics and cognitive science is also included.This textbook is ideal for linguistics students seeking an overview of the issues raised in describing and explaining the morphological component of English.
Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English
Edinburgh University Press
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