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The Prosody-Morphology Interface

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In many languages, word-formation is restricted by principles of prosody that organise speech into larger units such as the syllable. Written by an international team of leading linguists in the field of prosodic morphology, this book examines a range of key issues in the interaction of word-formation and prosody. It provides an explanation for non-concatenative morphology which occurs in different forms (such as reduplication) in many languages, by an interaction of independent general principles of prosodic and morphological well-formedness. Surveying developments in the field from the 1970s, the book describes the general transition in linguistic theory from rule-based approaches into constraint-based ones, and most of the contributions are written from the perspective of Optimality Theory, a rapidly developing theory of constraint interaction in generative grammar.
The dustjacket is in good condition with only light shelfwear. The hardback cover is in very good condition. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked.
Copyright/first published 1999.

Item details

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Rene Kager, Harry van der Hulst, Wim Zonneveld (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.7 x 23.5 x 3.1 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521621089
ISBN-13:
9780521621083
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Prosody-Morphology Interface

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In many languages, word-formation is restricted by principles of prosody that organise speech into larger units such as the syllable. Written by an international team of leading linguists in the field of prosodic morphology, this book examines a range of key issues in the interaction of word-formation and prosody. It provides an explanation for non-concatenative morphology which occurs in different forms (such as reduplication) in many languages, by an interaction of independent general principles of prosodic and morphological well-formedness. Surveying developments in the field from the 1970s, the book describes the general transition in linguistic theory from rule-based approaches into constraint-based ones, and most of the contributions are written from the perspective of Optimality Theory, a rapidly developing theory of constraint interaction in generative grammar.
The dustjacket is in good condition with only light shelfwear. The hardback cover is in very good condition. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked.
Copyright/first published 1999.

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Rene Kager, Harry van der Hulst, Wim Zonneveld (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.7 x 23.5 x 3.1 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521621089
ISBN-13:
9780521621083
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Prosody-Morphology Interface

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