Morphology by Francis Katamba

Morphology
  • Title : Morphology
  • Author : Francis Katamba
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780415270793
  • Pages : 552
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  • Language : English
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This six-volume collection draws together the most significant contributions to morphological theory and analysis which all serious students of morphology should be aware of. By comparing the stances taken by the different schools about the important issues, the reader will be able to judge the merits of each, with the benefit of evidence rather than prejudice.


Hindi Morphology by Rajendra Singh,Rama Kant Agnihotri

Hindi Morphology
  • Title : Hindi Morphology
  • Author : Rajendra Singh,Rama Kant Agnihotri
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • ISBN Code : 9788120814462
  • Pages : 205
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  • Language : English
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This book provides a fairly comprehensive description of the Morphology of Hindi. This description is located in the theory proposed by Ford and Singh. They question some of the most celebrated concepts of morphology and build a theory of morphological relatedness around the word as the basic unit and a set of bidirectional Word Formation Strategies. Morphology is essentially regarded as the study of relationships obtaining among formally and semantically related words. These Word Formation Strategies constitute extremely complex networks of word-relatedness. Access to a single member of a given network can activate the whole network. It examines critically not only the concepts used in traditional morphology but also the work done on Hindi morphology during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In addition to examining intra-and intercategorial relationships among Hindi nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, the book includes sections on morphophonemic changes, minimization of morphological marks, non-morphemic morphemes and multiple affixation.


Aspects of the Theory of Morphology by Igor Mel'cuk

Aspects of the Theory of Morphology
  • Title : Aspects of the Theory of Morphology
  • Author : Igor Mel'cuk
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 3110199866
  • Pages : 631
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  • Language : English
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The book is dedicated to linguistic morphology and it contains a sketch of a complete morphological theory, centered around a discussion of fundamental concepts such as morph vs. morpheme, inflectional category, voice, grammatical case, agreement vs. government, suppletion, relationships between linguistic signs, etc.: the hottest issues in modern linguistics! The book introduces rigorous and clear concepts necessary to describe morphological phenomena of natural languages. Among other things, it offers logical calculi of possible grammemes in a given category. The presentation is developed in a typological perspective, so that linguistic data from a large variety of languages are described and analyzed (about 100 typologically very different languages). The main method is deductive: the concepts proposed in Aspects of the Theory of Morphology are based on a small set of indefinibilia and each concept is defined in terms of these indefinibilia and/or other concepts defined previously; as a result, logical calculi can be constructed (similar to Mendeleev's Periodical Table of Elements in chemistry). Then the concept is applied to the actual linguistic data to demonstrate its validity and advantages. Thus, Aspects of the Theory of Morphology combines metalinguistic endeavor (a system of concepts for morphology) with typological and descriptive orientation. It reaches out to all students of language, including the border fields and applications.


Understanding Morphology by Martin Haspelmath,Andrea Sims

Understanding Morphology
  • Title : Understanding Morphology
  • Author : Martin Haspelmath,Andrea Sims
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1444117114
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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This new edition of Understanding Morphology has been fully revised in line with the latest research. It now includes 'big picture' questions to highlight central themes in morphology, as well as research exercises for each chapter. Understanding Morphology presents an introduction to the study of word structure that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field of morphology on the part of the reader, the book presents a broad range of morphological phenomena from a wide variety of languages. Starting with the core areas of inflection and derivation, the book presents the interfaces between morphology and syntax and between morphology and phonology. The synchronic study of word structure is covered, as are the phenomena of diachronic change, such as analogy and grammaticalization. Theories are presented clearly in accessible language with the main purpose of shedding light on the data, rather than as a goal in themselves. The authors consistently draw on the best research available, thus utilizing and discussing both functionalist and generative theoretical approaches. Each chapter includes a summary, suggestions for further reading, and exercises. As such this is the ideal book for both beginning students of linguistics, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to morphology.


Soils by Randall J. Schaetzl,Sharon Anderson

Soils
  • Title : Soils
  • Author : Randall J. Schaetzl,Sharon Anderson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139443461
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on all aspects of soils. The book's introductory chapters on soil morphology, physics, mineralogy and organisms prepare the reader for the more advanced and thorough treatment that follows. Theory and processes of soil genesis and geomorphology form the backbone of the book, rather than the emphasis on soil classification that permeates other less imaginative soils textbooks. This refreshingly readable text takes a truly global perspective, with many examples from around the world sprinkled throughout. Replete with hundreds of high quality figures and a large glossary, this book will be invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change. Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology is an ideal textbook for mid- to upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses in soils, pedology and geomorphology. It will also be an invaluable reference text for researchers.


Introducing Morphology by Rochelle Lieber

Introducing Morphology
  • Title : Introducing Morphology
  • Author : Rochelle Lieber
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1316425266
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Morphology is the study of how words are put together. A lively introduction to the subject, this textbook is intended for undergraduates with relatively little background in linguistics. Providing data from a wide variety of languages, it includes hands-on activities such as 'challenge' boxes, designed to encourage students to gather their own data and analyze it, work with data on websites, perform simple experiments, and discuss topics with each other. There is also an extensive introduction to the terms and concepts necessary for analyzing words. Unlike other textbooks it anticipates the question 'is it a real word?' and tackles it head on by looking at the distinction between dictionaries and the mental lexicon. This second edition has been thoroughly updated, including new examples and exercises as well as a detailed introduction to using linguistic corpora to find and analyze morphological data.


Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics by Mohamed Zakaria Kurdi

Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
  • Title : Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
  • Author : Mohamed Zakaria Kurdi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1848218486
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Natural language processing (NLP) is a scientific discipline which is found at the interface of computer science, artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. Providing an overview of international work in this interdisciplinary field, this book gives the reader a panoramic view of both early and current research in NLP. Carefully chosen multilingual examples present the state of the art of a mature field which is in a constant state of evolution. In four chapters, this book presents the fundamental concepts of phonetics and phonology and the two most important applications in the field of speech processing: recognition and synthesis. Also presented are the fundamental concepts of corpus linguistics and the basic concepts of morphology and its NLP applications such as stemming and part of speech tagging. The fundamental notions and the most important syntactic theories are presented, as well as the different approaches to syntactic parsing with reference to cognitive models, algorithms and computer applications.


Morphology: Morphology: its relation to syntax by Francis Katamba

Morphology: Morphology: its relation to syntax
  • Title : Morphology: Morphology: its relation to syntax
  • Author : Francis Katamba
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780415270823
  • Pages : 424
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  • Language : English
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This six-volume collection draws together the most significant contributions to morphological theory and analysis which all serious students of morphology should be aware of. By comparing the stances taken by the different schools about the important issues, the reader will be able to judge the merits of each, with the benefit of evidence rather than prejudice.


Concepts and Approaches in Animal Morphology by P. Dullemeijer

Concepts and Approaches in Animal Morphology
  • Title : Concepts and Approaches in Animal Morphology
  • Author : P. Dullemeijer
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Morphology by Francis Katamba

Morphology
  • Title : Morphology
  • Author : Francis Katamba
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN Code : 1137111313
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Morphology: Morphology: its relation to semantics and the lexicon by Francis Katamba

Morphology: Morphology: its relation to semantics and the lexicon
  • Title : Morphology: Morphology: its relation to semantics and the lexicon
  • Author : Francis Katamba
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780415270830
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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This six-volume collection draws together the most significant contributions to morphological theory and analysis which all serious students of morphology should be aware of. By comparing the stances taken by the different schools about the important issues, the reader will be able to judge the merits of each, with the benefit of evidence rather than prejudice.


Introduction to Morphological Analysis by Bogdan Szymanek

Introduction to Morphological Analysis
  • Title : Introduction to Morphological Analysis
  • Author : Bogdan Szymanek
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9788301081881
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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What is Morphology? by Mark Aronoff,Kirsten Fudeman

What is Morphology?
  • Title : What is Morphology?
  • Author : Mark Aronoff,Kirsten Fudeman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444351761
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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What is Morphology? is a concise and critical introduction to the central ideas of morphology, which has been revised and expanded to include additional material on morphological productivity and the mental lexicon, experimental and computational methods, and new teaching material. Introduces the fundamental aspects of morphology to students with minimal background in linguistics Includes additional material on morphological productivity and the mental lexicon, and experimental and computational methods Features new and revised exercises as well as suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter Equips students with the skills to analyze a wide breadth of classic morphological issues through engaging examples Uses cross-linguistic data throughout to illustrate concepts, specifically referencing Kujamaat Joola, a Senegalese language Includes a new answer key, available for instructors online at http://www.wiley.com/go/aronoff


Morphology: Morphology: its place in the wider context by Francis Katamba

Morphology: Morphology: its place in the wider context
  • Title : Morphology: Morphology: its place in the wider context
  • Author : Francis Katamba
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780415270847
  • Pages : 550
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  • Language : English
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This six-volume collection draws together the most significant contributions to morphological theory and analysis which all serious students of morphology should be aware of. By comparing the stances taken by the different schools about the important issues, the reader will be able to judge the merits of each, with the benefit of evidence rather than prejudice.


Exploring the Role of Morphology in the Evolution of Spanish by Joel Rini

Exploring the Role of Morphology in the Evolution of Spanish
  • Title : Exploring the Role of Morphology in the Evolution of Spanish
  • Author : Joel Rini
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9027236852
  • Pages : 187
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  • Language : English
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After a brief survey of the perception of morphological change in the standard works of the Hispanic tradition in the 20th century, the author first attempts to refine concepts such as analogy, leveling, blending, contamination, etc. as they have been applied to Spanish. He then revisits difficult problems of Spanish historical grammar and explores the extent to which various types of morphological processes may have operated in a given change. Selected problems are examined in light of abundant textual evidence. Some include: the resistance to change of Sp. dormir 'to sleep', morir 'to die', the vocalic sequence /ee/, the reduction of the OSp. verbal suffixes -ades, -edes, -ides, -odes, and the uncertain origin of Sp. eres 'you are'. Important notions such as the directionality of leveling, phonological vs. morphological change in the nominal and verbal paradigms, the morphological spread of sound change, and the role of morphological factors in apparent syntactic change are discussed.


Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English by Jan Don

Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English
  • Title : Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English
  • Author : Jan Don
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748678387
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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In presenting the morphology of English in relation to theoretical developments that have shaped the field over the last couple of decades, this textbook gives a reasoned overview of the morphology of English.


Ontological and Morphological Concepts of Lord Sri Chaitanya and His Mission by Bhakti Prajnan Yati Maharaj

Ontological and Morphological Concepts of Lord Sri Chaitanya and His Mission
  • Title : Ontological and Morphological Concepts of Lord Sri Chaitanya and His Mission
  • Author : Bhakti Prajnan Yati Maharaj
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The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence by Jochen Trommer

The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence
  • Title : The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence
  • Author : Jochen Trommer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199573735
  • Pages : 568
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  • Language : English
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This book addresses the common problems, questions, and solutions of exponence, which concern the mapping of morphosyntactic structure to phonological representations. Leading specialists formulate a coherent research programme for exponence, integrating the central insights of the last decades and providing challenges for the future.


Laterites by D. Creutzberg

Laterites
  • Title : Laterites
  • Author : D. Creutzberg
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 169
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  • Language : English
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Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Image and Signal Processing by John Goutsias,Luc Vincent,Dan S. Bloomberg

Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Image and Signal Processing
  • Title : Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Image and Signal Processing
  • Author : John Goutsias,Luc Vincent,Dan S. Bloomberg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 0792378628
  • Pages : 446
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  • Language : English
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Mathematical morphology is a powerful methodology for the processing and analysis of geometric structure in signals and images. This book contains the proceedings of the fifth International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology and its Applications to Image and Signal Processing, held June 26-28, 2000, at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, California. It provides a broad sampling of the most recent theoretical and practical developments of mathematical morphology and its applications to image and signal processing. Areas covered include: decomposition of structuring functions and morphological operators, morphological discretization, filtering, connectivity and connected operators, morphological shape analysis and interpolation, texture analysis, morphological segmentation, morphological multiresolution techniques and scale-spaces, and morphological algorithms and applications. Audience: The subject matter of this volume will be of interest to electrical engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians whose research work is focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of nonlinear signal and image processing. It will also be of interest to those working in computer vision, applied mathematics, and computer graphics.


Contemporary Plant Systematics by Dennis W. Woodland

Contemporary Plant Systematics
  • Title : Contemporary Plant Systematics
  • Author : Dennis W. Woodland
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 569
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  • Language : English
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"It has been written to teach basic botanical facts as applied to vascular plants; relates these facts to systematic principles; shows how systematic principles are important to contemporary botanical and environmental issues from a global perspective; and allows the student access to computer botanical images." -- Andrews University Press.


Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra by Joseph N. Wilson,Gerhard X. Ritter

Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra
  • Title : Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra
  • Author : Joseph N. Wilson,Gerhard X. Ritter
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1420042386
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Image algebra is a comprehensive, unifying theory of image transformations, image analysis, and image understanding. In 1996, the bestselling first edition of the Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra introduced engineers, scientists, and students to this powerful tool, its basic concepts, and its use in the concise representation of computer vision algorithms. Updated to reflect recent developments and advances, the second edition continues to provide an outstanding introduction to image algebra. It describes more than 80 fundamental computer vision techniques and introduces the portable iaC++ library, which supports image algebra programming in the C++ language. Revisions to the first edition include a new chapter on geometric manipulation and spatial transformation, several additional algorithms, and the addition of exercises to each chapter. The authors-both instrumental in the groundbreaking development of image algebra-introduce each technique with a brief discussion of its purpose and methodology, then provide its precise mathematical formulation. In addition to furnishing the simple yet powerful utility of image algebra, the Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra supplies the core of knowledge all computer vision practitioners need. It offers a more practical, less esoteric presentation than those found in research publications that will soon earn it a prime location on your reference shelf.


Understanding Semantics by Sebastian Loebner

Understanding Semantics
  • Title : Understanding Semantics
  • Author : Sebastian Loebner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134647158
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This series provides approachable, yet authoritative, introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising understanding of the essential notions rather than arguing for a particular theoretical position. Understanding Semantics offers a complete introduction to linguistic semantics. The book takes a step-by-step approach, starting with the basic concepts and moving through the central questions to examine the methods and results of the science of linguistic meaning. Understanding Semantics unites the treatment of a broad scale of phenomena using data from different languages with a thorough investigation of major theoretical perspectives. It leads the reader from their intuitive knowledge of meaning to a deeper understanding of the use of scientific reasoning in the study of language as a communicative tool, of the nature of linguistic meaning, and of the scope and limitations of linguistic semantics. Ideal as a first textbook in semantics for undergraduate students of linguistics, this book is also recommended for students of literature, philosophy, psychology and cognitive science.


Sex and Parthenogenesis by Koen Martens

Sex and Parthenogenesis
  • Title : Sex and Parthenogenesis
  • Author : Koen Martens
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 335
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  • Language : English
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Applying Linguistics in the Classroom by Aria Razfar,Joseph C. Rumenapp

Applying Linguistics in the Classroom
  • Title : Applying Linguistics in the Classroom
  • Author : Aria Razfar,Joseph C. Rumenapp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136212043
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Making linguistics accessible and relevant to all teachers, this text looks at language issues in the classroom through an applied sociocultural perspective focused on how language functions in society and in schools—how it is used, for what purposes, and how teachers can understand their students’ language practices. While touching on the key structural aspects of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax), it does not simply give an overview, but rather provides a way to study and talk about language. Each chapter includes practical steps and suggests tools for applying different kinds of linguistic knowledge in classrooms. The activities and exercises are adaptable to elementary or high school settings. Many examples focus on the intersection of math, science, and language. Teacher case studies show how real teachers have used these concepts to inform teaching practices. Given the increasing use of multimedia resources in today’s schools, multiple mediums are integrated to engage educators in learning about language. The Companion Website provides a multitude of relevant resources that illustrate the diversity of language functions and debates about language in society.


An Introduction to Linguistic Typology by Viveka Velupillai

An Introduction to Linguistic Typology
  • Title : An Introduction to Linguistic Typology
  • Author : Viveka Velupillai
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9027211981
  • Pages : 517
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  • Language : English
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Offers an introduction to linguistic typology that covers various linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change. This title also includes a discussion on methodological issues in typology.


Morphological Productivity by Laurie Bauer

Morphological Productivity
  • Title : Morphological Productivity
  • Author : Laurie Bauer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781139428729
  • Pages : 245
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  • Language : English
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Why are there more English words ending in -ness than ending in -ity? What is it about some endings that makes them more widely usable than others? Can we measure the differences in the facility with which the various affixes are used? Does the difference in facility reflect a difference in the way we treat words containing these affixes in the brain? These are the questions examined in this book. Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word-formation and structure. This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic, applying the findings for morphology to syntax and phonology. Bringing together the results of twenty years' work in the field, it provides new insights and considers a wide range of linguistic and psycholinguistic evidence.


Bilaspur by Zakiya Tasneem Khan

Bilaspur
  • Title : Bilaspur
  • Author : Zakiya Tasneem Khan
  • Publisher : Northern Book Centre
  • ISBN Code : 9788172110499
  • Pages : 221
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  • Language : English
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It is the analysis of the physical and cultural aspects of the city. It examines the influences of the physical features and the historical events as well as the centripetal and centrifugal forces, in shaping the city morphology. The present life and functions and the Regional relations are analysed for suggesting remedies for the removal of the problems and the healthy urban development. Here the role of geographer in planning the healthy urban development is evident by pointing out the shortcomings of the official master plan.


Morphology: Morphology: its relation to phonology by Francis Katamba

Morphology: Morphology: its relation to phonology
  • Title : Morphology: Morphology: its relation to phonology
  • Author : Francis Katamba
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9780415270816
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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This six-volume collection draws together the most significant contributions to morphological theory and analysis which all serious students of morphology should be aware of. By comparing the stances taken by the different schools about the important issues, the reader will be able to judge the merits of each, with the benefit of evidence rather than prejudice.


Proceedings from the Main Session of the Chicago Linguistic Society's ... Meeting by Chicago Linguistic Society. Meeting

Proceedings from the Main Session of the Chicago Linguistic Society's ... Meeting
  • Title : Proceedings from the Main Session of the Chicago Linguistic Society's ... Meeting
  • Author : Chicago Linguistic Society. Meeting
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Kona by N.A

Kona
  • Title : Kona
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Complexities of Morphology by Peter Arkadiev,Francesco Gardani

The Complexities of Morphology
  • Title : The Complexities of Morphology
  • Author : Peter Arkadiev,Francesco Gardani
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198861281
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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This volume explores the multiple aspects of morphological complexity, offering typological, acquisitional, sociolinguistic, and diachronic perspectives. The analyses are based on rich empirical data from a wide range of languages, as well as experimental data from artificial language learning.


Understanding Syntax by Maggie Tallerman

Understanding Syntax
  • Title : Understanding Syntax
  • Author : Maggie Tallerman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317635116
  • Pages : 342
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  • Language : English
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Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint is taken throughout. Starting with an overview of what syntax is, the book moves on to an explanation of word classes (such as noun, verb, adjective) and then to a discussion of sentence structure in the world’s languages. Grammatical constructions and relationships between words in a clause are explained and thoroughly illustrated, including grammatical relations such as subject and object; function-changing processes such as the passive and antipassive; case and agreement processes, including both ergative and accusative alignments; verb serialization; head-marking and dependent-marking grammars; configurational and non-configurational languages; questions and relative clauses. The final chapter explains and illustrates the principles involved in writing a brief syntactic sketch of a language, enabling the reader to construct a grammatical sketch of a language known to them. Data from approximately 100 languages appears in the text, with languages representing widely differing geographical areas and distinct language families. The book will be essential for courses in cross-linguistic syntax, language typology, and linguistic fieldwork, as well as for basic syntactic description.


Trubetzkoy's Orphan by Rajendra Singh,Richard Desrochers

Trubetzkoy's Orphan
  • Title : Trubetzkoy's Orphan
  • Author : Rajendra Singh,Richard Desrochers
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9027236488
  • Pages : 363
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  • Language : English
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In putting 'morphonology' up for adoption as a chapitre particulier in 1929, Trubetzkoy started a debate regarding the boundary between phonology and morphology that has not ended yet. Essentially a record of a roundtable devoted to that boundary (Montréal, October 1994), Trubetzkoy's Orphan is a full and fascinating picture of some very important contemporary attempts to define it. In addition to papers that focus on it, the volume also contains important papers on the closely related topics of 'morphoprosody' and the 'lexicon', views from 'the floor' and 'the outside', and edited transcripts of the discussions that took place at the Montréal Roundtable. Intended both for practicising and future phonologists and morpho-logists, Trubetzkoy's Orphan is a valuable record of a very important debate regarding one of the most central questions in phonology and morphology.


Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory by Quentin D. Wheeler,Rudolf Meier

Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory
  • Title : Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory
  • Author : Quentin D. Wheeler,Rudolf Meier
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231506627
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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No question in theoretical biology has been more perennially controversial or perplexing than "What is a species?" Recent advances in phylogenetic theory have called into question traditional views of species and spawned many concepts that are currently competing for general acceptance. Once the subject of esoteric intellectual exercises, the "species problem" has emerged as a critically important aspect of global environmental concerns. Completion of an inventory of biodiversity, success in conservation, predictive knowledge about life on earth, management of material resources, formulation of scientifically credible public policy and law, and more depend upon our adoption of the "right" species concept. Quentin D. Wheeler and Rudolf Meier present a debate among top systematic biology theorists to consider the strengths and weaknesses of five competing concepts. Debaters include (1) Ernst Mayr (Biological Species Concept), (2) Rudolf Meier and Rainer Willmann (Hennigian species concept), (3) Brent Mishler and Edward Theriot (one version of the Phylogenetic Species Concept), (4) Quentin Wheeler and Norman Platnick (a competing version of the Phylogenetic Species Concept), and (5) E. O. Wiley and Richard Mayden (the Evolutionary Species Concept). Each author or pair of authors contributes three essays to the debate: first, a position paper with an opening argument for their respective concept of species; second, a counterpoint view of the weakness of competing concepts; and, finally, a rebuttal of the attacks made by other authors. This unique and lively debate format makes the comparative advantages and disadvantages of competing species concepts clear and accessible in a single book for the first time, bringing to light numerous controversies in phylogenetic theory, taxonomy, and philosophy of science that are important to a wide audience. Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory will meet a need among scientists, conservationists, policy-makers, and students of biology for an explicit, critical evaluation of a large and complex literature on species. An important reference for professionals, the book will prove especially useful in classrooms and discussion groups where students may find a concise, lucid entrée to one of the most complex questions facing science and society.


A-Morphous Morphology by Stephen R. Anderson,Professor Stephen R Anderson

A-Morphous Morphology
  • Title : A-Morphous Morphology
  • Author : Stephen R. Anderson,Professor Stephen R Anderson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521378666
  • Pages : 434
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  • Language : English
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Rejecting the notion that complex words are built up by linking simple minimal signs or morphemes, this study proposes instead that word structure should be described by a system of rule-governed relations between one word and another.


Biology by Colleen M. Belk

Biology
  • Title : Biology
  • Author : Colleen M. Belk
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Phylogeny Reconstruction in Paleontology by Robert M. Schoch,Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics Robert M Schoch, PhD

Phylogeny Reconstruction in Paleontology
  • Title : Phylogeny Reconstruction in Paleontology
  • Author : Robert M. Schoch,Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics Robert M Schoch, PhD
  • Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
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  • Pages : 353
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  • Language : English
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Fundamentals of Phytomorphology by A. D. J. Meeuse

Fundamentals of Phytomorphology
  • Title : Fundamentals of Phytomorphology
  • Author : A. D. J. Meeuse
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  • Pages : 231
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  • Language : English
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On acientific method and morphology. The old morphology and the new. Definitions, semantics and heuristics. Phytomorphological schools and morphological traditions. Intricacies of the other disciplines. The beginning. Lines and levels. Axial and lateral organs. Phylogeny of the reproductive region. The outstanding controversy-floral theories. Pseudo-phyllospory. Phylogeny of the megasporangium. Phylogeny of the microsporangium and the stamen. Problems of the polyaxial floral region. A phylogenetic approach to the morphology of seeds and fruits. Gymnosperms and primitive angiosperms.


Morphology by Itself by Mark Aronoff,University Mark Aronoff

Morphology by Itself
  • Title : Morphology by Itself
  • Author : Mark Aronoff,University Mark Aronoff
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780262510721
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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In this monograph Mark Aronoff argues that linguists must consider morphology by itself, not merely as an appendage of syntax and phonology, and that linguistic theory must allow for a separate and autonomous morphological component.