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This book aims to assess the nature of morphological complexity, and the properties that distinguish it from the complexity manifested in other components of language. Of the many ways languages have of being complex, perhaps none is as daunting as what can be achieved by inflectional morphology: this volume examines languages such as Archi, which has a 1,000,000-form verb paradigm, and Chinantec, which has over 100 inflection classes. Alongside this complexity, inflection is notable for its variety across languages: one ...

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    • Title: Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity by Matthew Baerman; Dunstan Brown; Greville G Corbett
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780198723769, 0198723768
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    • Edition: 2015 1st edition
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