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The Handbook of Morphology

Andrew Spencer (Editor), Arnold M. Zwicky (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-22694-9 March 2001 Wiley-Blackwell 832 Pages



Interest in morphology has undergone rapid growth over the past two decades and the area is now seen as crucially important, both in relation to other aspects of grammar and in relation to other disciplines.

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List of Contributors.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction (Andrew Spencer and Arnold M. Zwicky.

Part I: The Phenomena.

1. Inflection (Gregory T. Stump).

2. Derivation (Robert Beard).

3. Compounding (Nigel Fabb).

4. Incorporation (Donna B. Gerdts).

5. Clitics (Aaron L. Halpern).

6. Morphophonological Operations (Andrew Spencer).

7. Phonological Constraints on Morphological Rules (Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy).

Part II: Morphology and Grammar.

8. Morphology and Syntax (Hagit Borer).

9. Morphology and Agreement (Greville G. Corbett).

10. Morphology and Argument Structure (Louisa Sadler and Andrew Spencer).

11. Morphology and the Lexicon: Lexicalization and Productivity (Mark Aronoff and Frank Anshen).

12. Morphology and Lexical Semantics (Beth Levin and Malka Rappaport Hovav).

13. Morphology and Pragmatics (Ferenc Kiefer).

Part III: Theoretical Issues.

14. Prosodic Morphology: (John J. McCarthy and Alan S. Prince).

15. Word Syntax (Jindrich Toman).

16. Paradigmatic Structure: Inflectional Paradigms and Morphological Classes (Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy).

17. Morphology as Component or Module: Mapping Principle Approaches (Richard Sproat).

Part IV: Morphology in a Wider Setting.

18. Diachronic Morphology (Brian D. Joseph).

19. Morphology and Language Acquisition (Eve V. Clark).

20. Morphology and Aphasia (William Badecker and Alfonso Caramazza).

21. Morphology and Word Recognition (James M. McQueen and Anne Cutler).

22. Morphology in Language Production with Special Reference to Connectionism (Joseph Paul Stemberger).

Part V: Morphological Sketches of Individual Languages.

23. Archi (Caucasian - Daghestanian (Aleksandr E. Kibrik).

24. Celtic (Indo-European) (James Fife and Gareth King).

25. Chichewa (Bantu) (Sam A. Mchombo).

26. Chukchee (Paleo-Siberian) (Irina A Muravyova).

27. Hua (Papuan) (John Haiman).

28. Malagasy (Austronesian) (Edward L. Keenan and Maria Polinsky).

29. Qafar (East Cushitic) (Richard J. Hayward).

30. Slave (Northern Athapaskan) (Keren Rice).

31. Wari (Amazonian) (Daniel L. Everett).

32. Warumungu (Australian - Pama - Nyungan) (Jane Simpson).


Subject Index.

Author Index.

"I'm enormously impressed by the scope and depth of The Handbook of Morphology. The coverage is broadly inclusive, without sacrificing depth in the discussion of individual issues. The range of topics covered shows us just how far the study of words, their forms and their structures has penetrated into the core of linguistics since the 1960s, when many thought there was no distinct content to morphology, and everything interesting was either syntax or phonology." Stephen R. Anderson, Yale University

<!--end-->"Its range is outstanding. Every chapter provides new insights and challenges. I think that, like its companion volume, The Handbook of Phonological Theory, it is destined to become a standard reference in its field." Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington

"The Handbook of Morphology, edited by two outstanding morphologists, will be much appreciated by the linguistic community at large. It will serve as a guide for graduate students in linguistics, and for all those researchers who need a reliable survey of current issues and insights in morphology ... Spencer and Zwicky should be thanked for having created such a fine research tool for Linguistics." Geert Booij, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

"This impressive volume is the first handbook of morphology. It's pioneering status is confirmed by an unprecedented range of topics, not to be found in any existing monograph in the domain of morphology ... I do not know any other book which offers such easy access to all the basics of modern morphology and to such a wide variety of topics." W.U. Dressler, University of Vienna

"Strongly theoretic, the handbook is none the less pleasingly rich in carefully explored data, and fits in well with the other volumes in the series of Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics" Forum for Modern Language Skills, Vol 39, 2003

  • Brings together articles by authors at the forefront of current morphology research.
  • Covers traditional issues as well as specific questions that have more recently become the focus of attention.
  • Explores the role of morphology in a wider perspective: language change, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition.
  • Zwicky is considered by many to be the leading figure in morphology.