By Tore Nesset
This ebook is suitable for phonologists, morphologists, Slavists and cognitive linguists, and addresses questions: How can the morphology-phonology interface be accommodated in cognitive linguistics? Do morphophonological alternations have a which means? those questions are explored through a entire research of stem alternations in Russian verbs. The research is couched in R.W. Langacker's Cognitive Grammar framework, and the publication bargains comparisons to different sorts of cognitive linguistics, corresponding to development Grammar and Conceptual Integration. The proposed research is moreover in comparison to rule-based and constraint-based ways to phonology in generative grammar.
Without resorting to underlying representations or procedural ideas, the Cognitive Linguistics framework enables an insightful method of summary phonology, supplying the $64000 good thing about restrictiveness. Cognitive Grammar presents an research of a complete morphophonological procedure by way of a parsimonious set of theoretical constructs that every one have cognitive motivation. No advert hoc equipment is invoked, and the research yields powerful empirical predictions. one other virtue is that Cognitive Grammar can determine the that means of morphophonological alternations. for instance, it's argued that stem alternations in Russian verbs conspire to sign non-past meaning.
This booklet is obtainable to a extensive readership and provides a welcome contribution to phonology and morphology, which were understudied in cognitive linguistics.
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Abstract Phonology in a Concrete Model: Cognitive Linguistics and the Morphology-Phonology Interface (Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR]) by Tore Nesset