Beginning Morphology and Syntax

Author(s):
Elson, Benjamin F. and Velma B. Pickett
Description:

This textbook has the basic purpose of preparing students with no linguistic background to discover the grammatical structure of an unwritten language. The Americanist symbols are used.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgements
Some abbreviations and symbols

1. The morpheme
2. Word structure
3. Some semantic categories
4. Allomorphs
5. Phonological alternation
6. Simple sentences and grammatical function
7. More on simple sentences
8. The phrase
9. Kinds of simple sentences with active verbs
10. Stative and impersonal sentences
11. Modal differences
12. Internal relationships
13. Word order
14. Complex and compound sentences
15. Derivation
16. Underlying structure and semantic roles
17. Word boundaries
18. Discourse
19. Grammatical description
20. The dictionary
21. Field methods

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Bibliography
Index

Retail Price:
$22.00
Edition:
3rd ed.
Date:
1988
Extent:
xi, 230 pages
ISBN 13:
978-0883129258
Subject:
Linguistic textbooks
ISBN 10:
0883129256
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.5 in
Weight:
1 lb
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