By Tore Nesset
This ebook is appropriate 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 complete research of stem alternations in Russian verbs. The research is couched in R.W. Langacker's Cognitive Grammar framework, and the ebook bargains comparisons to 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 ideas, the Cognitive Linguistics framework enables an insightful method of summary phonology, supplying the $64000 benefit of restrictiveness. Cognitive Grammar offers an research of a whole morphophonological process when it comes to a parsimonious set of theoretical constructs that each 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 which means of morphophonological alternations. for instance, it really is argued that stem alternations in Russian verbs conspire to sign non-past meaning.
This booklet is offered to a huge readership and provides a welcome contribution to phonology and morphology, that have been understudied in cognitive linguistics.
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Abstract Phonology in a Concrete Model: Cognitive Linguistics and the Morphology-Phonology Interface (Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR]) by Tore Nesset