Cambridge University Press, 1992 M06 25 - 434 pages
In 'A-Morphous Morphology', Stephen Anderson presents a theory of word structure which relates to a full generative grammar of language. He holds word structure to be the result of interacting principles from a number of grammatical areas, and thus not localized in a single morphological component. Dispensing with classical morphemes, the theory instead treats morphology as a matter of rule-governed relations, minimizing the non-phonological internal structure assigned to words and eliminating morphologically motivated boundary elements. Professor Anderson makes the further claim that the properties of individual lexical items are not visible to, or manipulated by, the rules of the syntax, and assimilates to morphology special clitic phenomena. 'A-Morphous Morphology' maintains significant distinctions between inflection, derivation, and compounding, in terms of their place ina grammar. It also contains discussion of the implications of this new A-Morphous position analysis of word structure.
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The study of word structure
11 How are words composed?
12 The nature of words
Why have a morphology at all?
21 Morphology and syntax in Kukalu
22 Morphology vs syntax in general
23 Morphology vs phonology
83 Clitics as phraselevel morphology
84 The formal expression of clitic placement
The relation of morphology to phonology
91 Boundary elements in phonological theory
92 The interaction of morphology and phonology
How much structure do words have?
Is morphology really about morphemes?
32 Classical problems with morphemes
33 Generalizing the structure of the morpheme
34 Items vs processes in morphology
35 Wordbased vs morphemebased morphology
The interaction of morphology and syntax
41 What is inflection?
42 Morphosyntactic Representations
The theory of inflection
52 The assignment of configurational properties
53 Deriving the phonological form of inflected words
Some complex inflectional systems
61 Georgian Verb agreement
62 Potawatomi inflectional morphology
summary of Potawatomi inflectional rules
Morphology in the lexicon derivation
72 Derivational rules
73 Productivity and lexicalization
Clitics are phrasal affixes
81 The nature of clitics
82 The nature of affixes
102 Possible motivations for wordinternal structure
Composites words with internal structure
111 Compounds and their structure
112 Generalizing the notion of compound
113 Wordinternal structure and theories of the lexicon
114 The notion head of a word
115 Summary and conclusion
Morphology and the typology of languages
122 Sapirs typology of word structure
131 Morphological change and synchronic morphology
132 The morphologization of phonological rules
133 The morphologization of syntactic structures
134 Analogy or changes in morphological rules
Morphology as a computational problem
142 Approaches to computational morphology
143 Some general problems
144 Alternatives to existing approaches
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