Morphology and Mind (Rle Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics): A Unified Approach to Explanation in Linguistics Christopher J. Hall

ISBN: 9780415724074

Published: December 6th 2013

Hardcover

248 pages


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Morphology and Mind (Rle Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics): A Unified Approach to Explanation in Linguistics  by  Christopher J. Hall

Morphology and Mind (Rle Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics): A Unified Approach to Explanation in Linguistics by Christopher J. Hall
December 6th 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 248 pages | ISBN: 9780415724074 | 3.78 Mb

The central concern of this book is the explanation of linguistic form. It examines in detail certain cross-linguistic patterns in morphological systems, providing unified explanations of the observation that suffixes predominate over prefixes andMoreThe central concern of this book is the explanation of linguistic form. It examines in detail certain cross-linguistic patterns in morphological systems, providing unified explanations of the observation that suffixes predominate over prefixes and the correlation between affix position and syntactic head position.

The explanation of the suffixing preference is one which appeals to principles of language processing, tempered by cognitive constraints underlying language change. These factors, coupled with generative morphological analysis, also provide an explanation for the head/affix correlation.



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