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Studies in Morphology

The Construction of Words

Advances in Construction Morphology

Editors: Booij, Geert (Ed.)

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  • The first volume  with applications and extensions of the model of Construction Morphology to a wide range of languages
  • Deals with data from various domains of linguistics, thus contributing to a graceful integration of findings from various sub-disciplines of linguistics into a common model of the architecture of language
  • Provides inspiration for further research on the morphological aspects of language
  • Offers deeper insight in how to deal with morphology in Construction Grammar approaches to language
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About this book

This volume focuses on detailed studies of various aspects of Construction Morphology, and combines theoretical analysis and descriptive detail. It deals with data from several domains of linguistics and contributes to an integration of findings from various subdisciplines of linguistics into a common model of the architecture of language. It presents applications and extensions of the model of Construction Morphology to a wide range of languages.

Construction Morphology is one of the theoretical paradigms in present-day morphology. It makes use of concepts of Construction Grammar for the analysis of word formation and inflection. Complex words are seen as constructions, that is, pairs of form and meaning. Morphological patterns are accounted for by construction schemas. These are the recipes for coining new words and word forms, and they motivate the properties of existing complex words. Both schemas and individual words are stored, and hence there is no strict separation of lexicon and grammar. In addition to abstract schemas there are subschemas for subclasses of complex words with specific properties. This architecture of the grammar is in harmony with findings from other empirical domains of linguistics such as language acquisition, word processing, and language change.

About the authors

Geert Booij is emeritus professor of linguistics at the University of Leiden, and the author of a large number of articles and books on phonology and morphology.  His present research focuses on theories of the architecture of grammar, in particular Construction Morphology. He is a founder and former editor of the journal Morphology and its predecessor, the series Yearbook of Morphology.  He is an honorary member of the Linguistic Society of America. 

Reviews

“This book is a valuable resource as it provides new approaches and answers to issues involving word structure in general as well as morphological phenomena in specific languages. … the volume is a unified piece of work in terms of content and formatting. All the articles in the book are formatted in a consistent way. The cited works are all included in the references.” (Saizhu Hu, The Linguist List, linguistlist.org, November, 2018)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • The Construction of Words: Introduction and Overview

    Pages 3-16

    Booij, Geert

  • Modeling Signifiers in Constructional Approaches to Morphological Analysis

    Pages 19-57

    Good, Jeff

  • Partial Motivation, Multiple Motivation: The Role of Output Schemas in Morphology

    Pages 59-80

    Booij, Geert (et al.)

  • Schemas and Discontinuity in Italian: The View from Construction Morphology

    Pages 81-109

    Masini, Francesca (et al.)

  • A Construction-Based Approach to Multiple Exponence

    Pages 111-139

    Caballero, Gabriela (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Construction of Words
Book Subtitle
Advances in Construction Morphology
Editors
  • Geert Booij
Series Title
Studies in Morphology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74394-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74394-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74393-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08979-5
Series ISSN
2214-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 622
Number of Illustrations
111 b/w illustrations
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