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The Morphome Debate

Ana Luís and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero


This volume offers a selection of original contributions by leading scholars, all linked by a shared interest in the concept of the morphome, but representing different areas of expertise (morphology, phonology, semantics, typology) and different views on how linguistic theory ought to account for putatively morphomic patterns. Empirical evidence is drawn from a wide range of typologically distinct languages, such as Archi, Gaelic, German, Kayardild, Latin, Marsalese, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Selkup, Serbo-Croat, Ulwa, and American Sign Language. One of the book’s unique strengths, therefo ... More

Keywords: morphome, morphomic pattern, autonomous morphology, typology, morphology, phonology, semantics

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana Luís, editor
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Coimbra

Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, editor
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester

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1 Introduction

Ana R. Luís and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero

Part I Morphomic or not? Diagnosing morphomicity

2 Unnatural kinds

Mark Aronoff

4 Morphomic splits

Greville G. Corbett

5 Thoughts on diagnosing morphomicity

Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Part II Autonomous or not? Analysing morphomic patterns

Retrospect and prospect

12 A view of the morphome debate

Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero and Ana R. Luís

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