This popular introductory textbook offers a lively and comprehensive introduction to current morphological theory and analysis, enabling beginners to approach current literature in the subject with confidence. Part I develops students' understanding of traditional and structuralist notions of word structure and provides them with a firm grounding in word structure and word formation. Part II explores the relationship between morphology and phonology, while Part III looks at morphology in relation to syntax and the lexicon. Numerous practical exercises which involve formulating hypotheses and testing them against linguistic data cement the reader's understanding of the field.
This accessible introduction to morphology is an ideal resource for students of English and Linguistics and their teachers.
FRANCIS KATAMBA is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, UK. His books include An Introduction to Phonology (Longman, 1989), English Words (Routledge, 1994) and Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction 3e (with William O'Grady and Michael Dobrovolsky, Pearson).
JOHN STONHAM is Reader in Linguistics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His publications include Linguistic Theory and Complex Words (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and Combinatorial Morphology (Benjamins, 1994).