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By Tore Nesset

This e-book 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 finished 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, resembling building 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 $64000 benefit of restrictiveness. Cognitive Grammar presents an research of a complete 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 establish the that means of morphophonological alternations. for instance, it's argued that stem alternations in Russian verbs conspire to sign non-past meaning.

This publication is out there to a wide readership and gives a welcome contribution to phonology and morphology, which were understudied in cognitive linguistics.

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