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 earlyaawe 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|