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Explorations in Seamless Morphology

Explorations in Seamless Morphology

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February 2009 | 348 pages | SAGE India
This volume exposes the inadequacies of morpheme or stem based theories of morphology and introduces the two versions (the Montreal version, called Whole Word Morphology, and the `lexicase` one) of a radically a-morphous morphology, somewhat mischievously designated, by Starosta, as `seamless morphology`. It also makes clear their many shared assumptions and principles as well as the differences between them.

A number of contributors deal with `compounding` and `incorporation`, two of the toughest problems in maintaining the seamless position. Other contributions show the advantages of that position in analysing synchronic and diachronic problems connected with lexical derivation in Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Spanish and Micronesian languages.
Alan Ford and Rajendra Singh
Prolegomena to a Theory of Non-P ninian Morphology
Alan Ford and Rajendra Singh
Some Advantages of Linguistics without Morpho(phon)ology
Rajendra Singh and Alan Ford
In Praise of aka and yana
Rajendra Singh and Probal Dasgupta
On So-Called Compounds
Stanley Starosta et al
On Defining the Chinese Compound Word
Headedness in Chinese Compounding and Chinese VR Compounds

Stanley Starosta
Do Compounds Have Internal Structure? A Seamless Analysis
Stanley Starosta
Micronesian Noun Incorporation: A Seamless Analysis
Franz Rainer
Semantic Fragmentation in Word Formation: The Case of Spanish - azo
Robert R Ratcliff
Towards a Universal Theory of Shape-Invariant (Templatic) Morphology: Classical Arabic Reconsidered
Thomas Becker
Paradigmatic Morphology
Probal Dasgupta
The Importance of Being Ernist
Byron W Bender
A Perfect Strategy for Latin
Danko ipka
Morphology in Minimal Information Grammar

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