By Tore Nesset
This publication is correct 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 accomplished research of stem alternations in Russian verbs. The research is couched in R.W. Langacker's Cognitive Grammar framework, and the ebook deals comparisons to different different types of cognitive linguistics, akin to development Grammar and Conceptual Integration. The proposed research is additionally in comparison to rule-based and constraint-based techniques to phonology in generative grammar.
Without resorting to underlying representations or procedural principles, the Cognitive Linguistics framework allows an insightful method of summary phonology, supplying the real good thing about restrictiveness. Cognitive Grammar offers an research of a whole morphophonological process 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 which means of morphophonological alternations. for instance, it's argued that stem alternations in Russian verbs conspire to sign non-past meaning.
This booklet is offered to a extensive readership and gives a welcome contribution to phonology and morphology, that have been understudied in cognitive linguistics.
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