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Explorations in Seamless Morphology

Rajendra Singh (Editor), Stanley Starosta (Editor)


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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.

Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 9780761995944, 348pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2003