Finding out more

Linguistics is taught widely across the world and as morphology is one of its main disciplines, there is a lot of information available for those of you who would like to dig deeper into the subject. Here are some of many easy accessible resources for further reading:

[1] Yule, G., (2010). The Study of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
[1] Yule, G., (2010). The Study of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The Study of Language by George Yule.

  • Textbook for beginners.
  • Information organised in short, concise chunks.
  • Morphology chapter: word formation processes, problems of morphology and examples in other languages.
  • Tasks and discussion topics at the end of each chapter are helpful for deeper or further learning.
  • Available in UK bookshops.[1]

What is Morphology? by Mark Aronoff and Kirsten Fudeman

  • Essay aims at readers with no background in linguistics.
  • Present the subject in an easily manageable way
  • Illustrate the problems and possibilities of morphology together with a background of the concept of the discipline.
  • It is published online by Blackwell Publishing and is available here.[2]

Introducing Morphology – Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics by Rochelle Lieber.

  • Intended for students with relatively little prior knowledge in linguistics.
  • Basics to in depth theoretical issues of morphology.
  • [3] Lieber, R., (2009). Introducing Morphology: Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    [3] Lieber, R., (2009). Introducing Morphology: Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    The reader is encouraged to discover more through challenges and activities designed to offer the opportunity to do experiments and collect own data to analyse.
  • Available in UK bookshops.[3]

References

[1] Yule, G., (2010). The Study of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[2] Aronoff, M. and Fudeman, K., (2005). What is Morphology? London: Blackwell Publishing.
[3] Lieber, R., (2009). Introducing Morphology: Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.