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035 _a(OCoLC)ocn841672195
040 _aUKMGB
082 0 4 _a417.7
100 1 _aFertig, David,
245 1 0 _aAnalogy and morphological change /
_cDavid Fertig.
264 1 _aEdinburgh :
_bEdinburgh University Press,
264 4 _cc2013
300 _avi, 160 pages ;
_c25 cm.
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
490 0 _aEdinburgh historical linguistics
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 _aHow do learners and speakers make sense of their language and make their language make sense?. Is it dived or dove? Dwarfs or dwarves? If the best students aced the test, did the pretty good students beece it? You've probably often pondered such questions yourself, but did you know that similar questions have inspired some of the most important advances in our understanding not only of how languages change but also of how children acquire grammar and how the human mind works? This book is designed to help readers make sense of morphological change and, more generally, of the concept of analogy and its role in language and in human cognition. With a critical look at the past 150 years of linguistic work on analogical change, David Fertig brings clarity to a field rife with terminological and theoretical confusion. Key features. Explains traditional and modern approaches to analogical change Illustrates the relevance of analogy to current linguistic and psycholinguistic theory Explores the many ways that covert reanalysis can reshape grammatical systems
650 7 _aAnalogy (Linguistics)
650 7 _aGrammar, Comparative and general
650 7 _aLanguage acquisition.
655 _vReading book
942 _2ddc