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The Grammar of Words

An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Third Edition

Geert Booij

September 2012

ISBN: 9780199691838

376 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

Price: £19.99

Geert Booij's popular textbook has been revised and updated. It covers every aspect of morphological theory and the analysis of words, examines the relation between morphology and other modules of grammar, and is the only introductory text to explore the role of morphology in language processing and change.

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Geert Booij's popular textbook has been revised and updated. It covers every aspect of morphological theory and the analysis of words, examines the relation between morphology and other modules of grammar, and is the only introductory text to explore the role of morphology in language processing and change.

  • Fully revised and updated
  • New chapter on the status of the word
  • New glossary terms
  • Exercises, questions, and discussion points
  • The most clearestly and most readable written text on the market

About the Author(s)

Geert Booij, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Leiden

Geert Booij is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Leiden, the author of The Morphology of Dutch (2002) and Construction Morphology (2010), both published at Oxford University Press, and founder and editor of the journal Morphology.

Table of Contents

    Part I: What is Linguistic Morphology
    1: Morphology: basic notions
    2: Morphological Analysis
    Part II: Word-formation
    3: Derivation
    4: Compounding
    Part III: Inflection
    5: Inflection
    6: Inflectional Systems
    part IV: Interfaces
    7: The Interface Between Morphology and Phonology
    8: Morphology and Syntax: demarcation and interaction
    9: Morphology and Semantics
    Part V: Morphology and Mind
    10: Morphology and Psycholinguistics
    11: Morphology and Language Change
    Part IV: Conclusions
    12: The Word as a Linguistic Unit
    Answers to questions
    Glossary of terms
    References
    Language index
    Index of terms

Reviews

THE - Textbook Guide round up 08/11/2012 -

Review from previous edition Well-organized and written, coherent and clear.... Covers a great range of morphological concepts, patterns and issues. - Linguist List

carefully edited...a well-balanced overview of the major issues in morphology while serving at the same time both a pedagogical and a descriptive purpose in a field in which textbooks have for a long time been rare. - AnaDÿaz-Negrillo and Salvador Valera Hernandez, English Language and Linguistics

This is a solid work, which nevertheless moves along at a brisk pace and points at many further issues that could be fruitfully studied in follow-up work...we can thoroughly recommend this work. - The Year's Work in English Studies