Aspects Of The Theory Of Morphology (Trends in Linguistics. by Igor Mel'cuk, David Beck

By Igor Mel'cuk, David Beck

The publication is devoted to linguistic morphology and it incorporates a cartoon of an entire morphological idea, founded round a dialogue of basic ideas corresponding to morph vs. morpheme, inflectional class, voice, grammatical case, contract vs. govt, suppletion, relationships among linguistic symptoms, etc.: the most well liked matters in glossy linguistics! The e-book introduces rigorous and transparent recommendations essential to describe morphological phenomena of typical languages. between different issues, it deals logical calculi of attainable grammemes in a given type. The presentation is built in a typological standpoint, in order that linguistic facts from a wide number of languages are defined and analyzed (about a hundred typologically very varied languages). the most procedure is deductive: the options proposed in facets of the speculation of Morphology are according to a small set of indefinibilia and every idea is outlined by way of those indefinibilia and/or different options outlined formerly; for that reason, logical calculi could be built (similar to Mendeleev's Periodical desk of parts in chemistry). Then the concept that is utilized to the particular linguistic information to illustrate its validity and merits. hence, elements of the idea of Morphology combines metalinguistic recreation (a method of innovations for morphology) with typological and descriptive orientation. It reaches out to all scholars of language, together with the border fields and purposes.

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As indicated above, I have been working on this system for a long time now – for about 40 years. The results of this endeavor are brought together in Mel’Āuk 1993 – 2000, where 248 morphological concepts are defined, illustrated and discussed. In ATM, I follow the methodology set out in my previous work. When considering a class of observable linguistic phenomena Pi – my pretheoretical set of data – which I believe to be subsumed under some concept, C, I construct the definition of C by taking these six steps: 1) First of all, establish a ‘kernel’ subclass Pj of the class Pi (Pj „ Pi) – that is, isolate those phenomena among all the Pis that we would like to have covered by our definition under any circumstances.

12. Quasi-elementary sign: a sign that is quasi-representable in terms of other signs. 13. , an elementary or quasielementary sign. Lexical concepts 14. , an utterance not containing other utterances, a sufficiently autonomous linguistic sign which is not necessarily elementary. Notation: w. All signs that appear in the representation of the wordform w are said to be components of w. (See Mel’Āuk 1993 – 2000, vol. 4. Intermediate concepts used in this book 21 1: Ch. 4, p. ) 15. Lex: a wordform or a phrase which is an analytical form (of a lexeme); examples: sees, saw, will see or has been seen, for the verb [to] SEE.

Therefore, here it is better to widen the range of the term under analysis. (See Chapter 4, 3, Def. 2, p. ) Accepting this way of constructing definitions guarantees the consistently deductive and strictly hierarchical character of the conceptual system developed in this book. Separation of defining features Modern linguistics shows a clear tendency to describe a complex linguistic phenomenon P by a ‘multifaceted’ definition, which leads to a cluster concept, aimed at capturing the sum of properties that accrue to P.

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