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This publication is suitable 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 booklet bargains comparisons to different sorts of cognitive linguistics, comparable to development Grammar and Conceptual Integration. The proposed research is moreover in comparison to rule-based and constraint-based techniques to phonology in generative grammar. with out 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 approach when it comes to a parsimonious set of theoretical constructs that every one have cognitive motivation. No advert hoc equipment is invoked, and the research yields robust 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 which means. This booklet is obtainable to a large readership and gives a welcome contribution to phonology and morphology, which were understudied in cognitive linguistics.

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E. segments with a palatal secondary place of articulation. In the table (and elsewhere in this book) palatalized segments have a superscript Δ. The second type of soft segments involves palatal segments like /j/, which have a palatal primary place of articulation. “Hard” is used as a cover term for the consonants that are neither palatalized nor palatal. In phonetic terms, hard consonants come in three types: velar, velarized and “plain”. The velar type comprises /k, n, x/, which have a velar primary place of articulation.

Since all members share all the necessary and sufficient conditions, there is no difference between central and peripheral members of the category. A different approach to categorization is sometimes referred to as “Prototype Theory” (cf. g. Geeraerts 1989). Instead of necessary and sufficient criteria, membership of a category is defined in terms of an element’s similarity to a central subcategory or member – the prototype. Inspired by the findings of Eleanor Rosch and her associates in psychology (cf.

Hard” is used as a cover term for the consonants that are neither palatalized nor palatal. In phonetic terms, hard consonants come in three types: velar, velarized and “plain”. The velar type comprises /k, n, x/, which have a velar primary place of articulation. Velarized consonants have a velar secondary place of articulation, 14 Some researchers, notably supporters of the Petersburg/Leningrad school, assume ˇ cerba [1912] 1983: 50). However, this analysis a sixth vowel phoneme /È/ (cf. g. Sˇ will not be adopted in this book as it fails to capture the generalization that [È] and [i] are in complementary distribution in that the former occurs after non-palatalized consonants, and the latter elsewhere.

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