Introduction to English Derivational Morphology

Introduction to English Derivational Morphology

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This book aims to give an indication of the extent of derivational morphology in English; of how much immanent, internal structure must be presumed for words -- even apparently simplex ones. This is done by showing that three (morpho-)phonological processes which tend to hide surface sound-meaning relationships must be taken into account when constructing a synchronic grammar of Modern English: ablaut, obstruent shift, and vowel shift.The immediate questions now (with which we cannot deal very carefully because it is too earlya€”a€”we do not yet know enough ... A (and some other Semitic languages), for exama€” plea€”~even though lacking phonetic [g] (it shifted to g in earlyanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to English Derivational Morphology
Author:Theodore M. Lightner
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1983-01-01


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