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The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Geert Booij


This book introduces the reader to the basic methods for the study of the internal structure of words, and to the theoretical issues raised by analyses of word structure concerning the organization of the grammars of natural languages. Data from more than sixty languages are used to illustrate these descriptive and theoretical issues. The book is structured into three main parts. In the first part the basic notions of morphology and morphological analysis are introduced, and attention is given to word formation (derivation and compounding), the basics of inflection, and inflectional systems. T ... More

Keywords: morphology, word formation, derivation, compounding, inflection, interface, morphology-syntax relations, semantics, language processing, language change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226245
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geert Booij, author
Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Leiden University
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