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The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Kristin Hanson and Sharon Inkelas


Paul Kiparsky's work in linguistics has been wide ranging and fundamental. Kiparsky's contributions as a scholar and teacher have transformed virtually every subfield of contemporary linguistics, from generative phonology to poetic theory. This collection of essays on the word—the fundamental entity of language—by Kiparsky's colleagues, students, and teachers reflects the distinctive focus of his own attention and his influence in the field. As the editors of the book observe, Kiparsky approaches words much as a botanist approaches plants, fascinated equally by their beauty, structure, and evo ... More

Keywords: linguistics, Paul Kiparsky, phonology, word, language, morphology, syntax, semantics, literary theory

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262083799
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristin Hanson, editor

Sharon Inkelas, editor

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I Metrics

5 The Word in Tiberian Hebrew

Bezalel Elan Dresher

II Phonology and Morphology

13 Morphosyntactic Correspondence in Bantu Reduplication

Larry M. Hyman, Inkelas Sharon, and Sibanda Galen

15 Multiple Tenses in the Malayalam Verb

Tara Mohanan, and K. P. Mohanan

16 On Pāṇini 2.4.81 (āma?)

S. D. Joshi, and J. A. F. Roodbergen

III The Lexicon and Change

22 Analogical Morphophonology

Andrew Garrett, and Juliette Blevins

IV Syntax and Semantics

V Poetics