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The Oxford Handbook of Inflection

Edited by Matthew Baerman

August 2017

ISBN: 9780198808619

714 pages
Paperback
244x170mm

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This handbook provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of work on inflection - the expression of grammatical information through changes in word forms. The volume's 24 chapters are written by experts in the field from a variety of theoretical backgrounds, with examples drawn from a wide range of languages.

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This handbook provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of work on inflection - the expression of grammatical information through changes in word forms. The volume's 24 chapters are written by experts in the field from a variety of theoretical backgrounds, with examples drawn from a wide range of languages.

  • First handbook to focus specifically on inflection
  • Discusses data from a wide range of typologically diverse languages
  • Outlines a variety of contemporary theoretical approaches to the inflectional paradigm

About the Author(s)

Edited by Matthew Baerman, Senior Research Fellow in the Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey

Matthew Baerman is a senior research fellow in the Surrey Morphology Group at the University of Surrey. His research focuses on the typology, diachrony, and formal analysis of inflectional systems, with a particular concentration on phenomena whose interpretation is problematic or controversial. His work has appeared in such journals as Language, Journal of Linguistics, Morphology, Lingua, Russian Linguistics and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. He is co-author of The Syntax-Morphology Interface: a Study of Syncretism (CUP, 2005) and co-editor of Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity (OUP, 2014).

Table of Contents

    1: Introduction, Matthew Baerman
    Part I: Building Blocks
    2: The Morpheme: Its Nature and Use, Stephen R. Anderson
    3: Features in Inflection, Greville G. Corbett
    4: Inflectional Exponence, Jochen Trommer and Eva Zimmermann
    Part II: Paradigms and their Variants
    5: Inflectional Paradigms, James P. Blevins
    6: Inflection Classes, Gregory Stump
    7: Paradigmatic Deviations, Matthew Baerman
    8: Phonology, Gunnar Olafur Hansson
    9: Periphrasis and Inflection, Andrew Spencer and Gergana Popova
    Part III: Change
    10: Diachrony, Claire Bowern
    11: Contact-Induced Change, Maarten Kossmann
    Part IV: Computation
    12: Modelling Inflectional Structure, Dunstan Brown
    13: Machine Learning of Inflection, Katya Pertsova
    14: Machine Translation, Ondrej Bojar
    Part V: Psycholinguistics
    15: Inflectional Morphology in Language Acquisition, Sabine Stoll
    16: Disorders, Matthew Walenski
    Part VI: Sketches of Individual Systems
    17: Verbal Inflection in Iha: A Multiplicity of Alignments, Mark Donohue
    18: Inflection in Pulaar, Fiona Mc Laughlin
    19: Lithuanian Inflection, Axel Holvoet
    20: Chamorro Inflection, Thomas Stolz
    21: Inflection in Murrinh-Patha, Rachel Nordlinger
    22: Aymara Inflection, Matt Coler
    23: Inflection in Nen, Nicholas Evans
    24: Stem-internal and Affixal Morphology in Shilluk, Bert Remijsen, Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé, and Leoma G. Gilley
    References
    Author Index
    Language Index
    Subject Index

Reviews

"The handbook ends with a sixty-page bibliography, which is a treasure chest for anybody in-terested in inflectional morphology. There are also three indexes for authors, languages, and sub-jects that make the handbook useful as a reference tool ... the handbook under review is an extremely valuable contribution to morphology — a resource that deserves to be widely used for many years to come." - Tore Nesset, Voprosy Jazykoznanija