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This volume exposes the inadequacies of morpheme or stem based theories of morphology and introduces the two versions (the Montreal version, called Whole Word Morphology, and the `lexicase` one) of a radically a-morphous morphology, somewhat mischievously designated, by Starosta, as `seamless morphology`. It also makes clear their many shared assumptions and principles as well as the differences between them.

A number of contributors deal with `compounding` and `incorporation`, two of the toughest problems in maintaining the seamless position. Other contributions show the advantages of that position in analysing synchronic and diachronic problems connected with lexical derivation in Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Spanish and Micronesian languages.

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General Information  
Author(s)Rajendra Singh and Stanley Starosta and Sylvain Neuvel
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN9780761995944
Pages348
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearMay 2003