Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
In this radically new approach to morphological typology, the authors set out new and explicit methods for the typological classification of languages. Drawing on evidence from a diverse range of languages including Chinantec, Dakota, French, Fur, Icelandic, Ngiti and Sanskrit, the authors propose innovative ways of measuring inflectional complexity. Designed to engage graduate students and academic researchers, the book presents opportunities for further investigation. The authors' data sets and the computational tool that they constructed for their analysis are available online, allowing readers to employ them in their own research. Readers can access the online computational tool through www.cambridge.org/stump_finkel.Read more
- Explains the functions of the Principal-Parts Analyzer (PPA), a computational tool designed by the authors
- Readers can use the PPA online for free to do further analysis of language data sets
- Proposes a strikingly new approach to morphological typology
- Gives readers new and explicit methods for the typological classification of languages
Reviews & endorsements
Advance praise: "Periodically a book is published which offers such an original perspective that it seems we have never really understood what we thought we knew: this is likely that kind of book for many readers. The cross--‐linguistic study of complex morphological systems is establishing the crucial status of words and paradigms in providing insights about natural language organization. With characteristically careful rigor and clarity Stump and Finkal introduce a new way of analyzing and typologizing inflectional systems. While developing their model would have been enough, the book takes on an even greater dimension as they explicitly explore ways of synthesizing their perspective with recent competing models. Stump and Finkal cause us to pause and consider a new role for morphology in modern linguistic theory. And I suspect that the field will improve, when we do." Farrell Ackerman, Professor of Linguistics, UC San Diego Director, Human Development Program, UC San DiegoSee more reviews
"In this illuminating and timely investigation of inflectional systems, Stump and Finkel combine theoretical rigour with practical implementation, to provide a range of measures of complexity and an original typology." --Greville G. Corbett, University of Surrey
"A highly interesting new approach to morphological typology based on a formalized measure of the complexity of inflectional systems. An essential contribution to theoretical morphology and to research on linguistic complexity." --Matti Miestamo, Stockholm University
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: June 2016
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781316604779
- length: 428 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- contains: 18 b/w illus. 232 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Principal parts
3. A typology of principal-part systems
4. Inflection-class transparency
5. Grammatically enhanced plats
6. Impostors and heteroclites
7. Stems as principal parts
8. The marginal detraction hypothesis
9. Inflection classes, implicative relations and morphological theory
10. Entropy, predictability and predictiveness
11. The complexity of inflection-class systems
12. Sensitivity to plat presentation
13. The Principal-Parts Analyzer.
Welcome to the resources site
Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.com
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×