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The Texture of the Lexicon: Relational Morphology and the Parallel Architecture

Ray Jackendoff and Jenny Audring


The Texture of the Lexicon explores three interwoven themes: a morphological theory, the structure of the lexicon, and an integrated account of the language capacity and its place in the mind. These themes together constitute the theory of Relational Morphology (RM), extending the Parallel Architecture of Jackendoff’s groundbreaking Foundations of Language. Part I (chapters 1–3) situates morphology in the architecture of the language faculty, and introduces a novel formalism that unifies the treatment of morphological patterns, from totally productive to highly marginal. Two major points emerg ... More

Keywords: morphology, productivity, Parallel Architecture, language acquisition, lexicon, Relational Morphology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827900
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827900.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ray Jackendoff, author
Professor Emeritus, Tufts University

Jenny Audring, author
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Leiden University