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By Mark Aronoff, Kirsten Fudeman

What's Morphology? is a concise and significant advent to the valuable principles of morphology, which has been revised and increased to incorporate extra fabric on morphological productiveness and the psychological lexicon, experimental and computational equipment, and new instructing fabric. Introduces the basic facets of morphology to scholars with minimum history in linguisticsIncludes extra fabric on morphological productiveness and the psychological lexicon, and experimental and computational methodsFeatures new and revised routines in addition to feedback for extra examining on the finish of every chapterEquips scholars with the abilities to investigate a large breadth of vintage morphological concerns via enticing examplesUses cross-linguistic information all through to demonstrate suggestions, particularly referencing Kujamaat Joola, a Senegalese languageIncludes a brand new solution key, to be had for teachers on-line at

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In contrast, there are no languages in which you can arrange morphemes any which way. 2 Non-separability and integrity Two more diagnostics for wordhood involve the notions of non-separability and integrity. Words differ from larger units, such as phrases, in that they cannot be broken up by the insertion of segmental or phrasal material. ) This characteristic of words is called non-separability. Likewise, syntactic processes cannot apply to pieces of words. This is integrity. indd 38 7/30/2010 8:02:26 PM WORDS AND LEXEMES 39 words, not morphemes.

Finally, be sure you know what the problem is asking. indd 21 7/30/2010 9:21:10 PM 22 M O R P H O L O G Y A N D M O R P H O L O G I C A L A N A LY S I S need to provide (but don’t forget to give their glosses, as well). If the problem asks for your analysis, present it carefully, as we have done above. In order to make your answer more compelling, you may need to explore analyses that do not work, as well. This is what we did in examining the French data. 6 Summary We have given a whirlwind introduction to the field of morphology and to some of the phenomena that morphologists study.

It is not the /æ/ of ran or the /o/ of spoke but rather the difference between these vowels and the vowels of the basic verb, which is not segmental at all. indd 16 7/30/2010 9:21:09 PM M O R P H O L O G Y A N D M O R P H O L O G I C A L A N A LY S I S 17 because it is the contrast between them that is important. Another type of non-segmental morpheme in English is shown in (19): (19) breathN clothN houseN breatheV clotheV houseV In each pair, the noun ends in a voiceless fricative ([θ, s]), while the verb ends in a voiced fricative ([ð, z]).

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