Studies in Morphology

Understanding Morphological Rules

With Special Emphasis on Conversion and Subtraction in Bulgarian, Russian and Serbo-Croatian

Authors: Manova, Stela

  • Presents a theory of conversion and subtraction relevant to languages with rich inflectional morphology.
  • Details a theoretical framework that is accessible/translatable into other frameworks, making it suitable for use in Slavic languages as well as for general linguists.
  • Handles the morphological analyses of traditional Slavic sources (written in different Slavic languages) in an innovative way and situates them in the current morphological debates
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This volume analyzes morphological and morphonological phenomena from a number of distinct Slavic languages. It does so in an innovative manner, yet also positions the analysis in the context of current morphological debates. It is thus a valuable contribution both to comparative Slavic morphology and general morphological theory. Moreover, the book is the first attempt at a theory of conversion and subtraction relevant to languages with rich inflectional morphology. It contributes to our structural understanding of the nature of word. As the first illustration of subtraction with examples from southern Slavic languages, it is an excellent source of specialist data. The book’s theoretical framework is easily accessible and applicable to other languages, which makes it attractive to researchers on Slavic languages and general linguists alike. The volume will also appeal to general morphologists, typologists, and advanced students in linguistics.

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“In this monograph StelaManova discusses word-formation processes … based on data from several Slavic languages: Bulgarian, Russian, and Serbian/Croatian. Manova presents theoretical support and a wealth of data to argue that conversion and subtraction operate similarly to other morphological techniques … . This work will be of use to morphologists, Slavic linguists, and anyone interested in word formation. … the work and its implications are thought-provoking.” (Jeff Parker, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue Canadienne des Slavistes, March-June, 2012)

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3496-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Morphological Rules
Book Subtitle
With Special Emphasis on Conversion and Subtraction in Bulgarian, Russian and Serbo-Croatian
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Morphology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9547-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9547-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9546-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3496-8
Series ISSN
2214-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 240
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