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by Peter H. Matthews

  • ISBN: 0521422566
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  • Author: Peter H. Matthews
  • Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (October 25, 1991)
  • Pages: 264 pages
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Of course, developments in morphological theory after 1991 are not mentioned in the book, but I would still recommend "Morphology" as a textbook in an introductory course.

Of course, developments in morphological theory after 1991 are not mentioned in the book, but I would still recommend "Morphology" as a textbook in an introductory course.

Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Recommend to librarian. It includes chapters on inflectional and lexical morphology, derivational processes and productivity, compounds, paradigms, and much new material on markedness and other aspects of iconicity.

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Morphology, IP. H. p. cm. - (Cambridge textbooks in linguistics). ISBN 0 521 41043 6 (hardback). Morphology in structu ral linguistics: fusion of morphology with syntax (Bloomfield, Chomsky); and with generative phonology. Revival of morphology since 1 970s ; morphology and historical linguistics. The scope of morphology.

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It includes chapters on inflectional and lexical morphology, derivational processes and productivity, compounds, paradigms, and much new material on markedness and other aspects of iconicity. Morphology Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics.

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This is an updated and substantially revised edition of Peter Matthews's well-known Morphology, first published in 1974. It includes chapters on inflectional and lexical morphology, derivational processes and productivity, compounds, paradigms, and much new material on markedness and other aspects of iconicity. As in the first edition, the theoretical discussion is eclectic and critical: its scope ranges from the ancient grammarians to the work of Chomsky and his followers, the disintegration of the classical Chomskyan scheme, and the renewed standing of morphology and historical linguistics in recent years. The examples are drawn from English and other European languages, both ancient and modern. The work will appeal to both specialists in particular languages--it contains much original material--and students of general linguistics. For this new edition much now obsolete discussion has been removed and replaced by discussion of current trends, and the further reading sections have been thoroughly updated.
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mIni-Like
Peter Matthews' textbook (1st edition from 1974) is definitely THE classic textbook on morphology for its time and context (late 20th century post-Chomsky American linguistics). Unlike other introductory morphology textbooks, it places little emphasis on the latest theories of the month, focusing instead on the major problems faced in describing systematically the structure of words in various languages. It does this through extended, careful examination of concrete language data. Yet at the same time, the book has historically played an important role in the development of morphology in the US during the last 30 years, by articulating the basics of the Word-and-Paradigm approach to morphology as an alternative to the traditional structuralist dichotomy (Item-and-Arrangement vs. Item-and-Process).
This is just the best place for a student of morphology to start.
Nanecele
I've forgotten how many different textbooks I've used in my morphology classes during my 40 years as a linguistics professor. However, my favorite textbook is "Morphology" by P. H. Matthews. I've used the 1974 as well as the 1991 edition.

With his 1972 "Inflectional Morphology", Matthews, with his modernized Word and Paradigm (WP) model, reintroduced the serious study of morphology in modern linguistics, after decades of wandering in the wilderness of American structuralist Item and Arrangement (IA), which was also adopted uncritically by the Chomskyan school (cf. Chomsky's "Syntactic Structures" from 1957, where central parts of the analysis is crucially based upon the outdated Item and Arrangement model).

The insights from the 1972 book are all presented in "Morphology". He presents the IA model in all details, and then demonstrates its shortcomings. Then, he presents the WP model and relates it to syntax and morphophonology.

I have to admit that some of my students thought it was a difficult book, but it awakened a life-long interest in morphological theory in others who are now themselves linguistics professors and morphology specialists.

Of course, developments in morphological theory after 1991 are not mentioned in the book, but I would still recommend "Morphology" as a textbook in an introductory course. This book gives the students the basic understanding and tools for a later specialization.
MisTereO
I hated having to use this text in my morphology class. It does cover all of the major issues and concepts, but does so in roundabout way. I often found the book confusing and had to reference online resources to make sense of it.

If you are going to be teaching a course in morphology, please look for a book that is more student friendly.

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