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date: 04 July 2022

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This chapter presents an overview of the Word Grammar theory of morphology. Word Grammar is a theory of language structure which has been in development since the early 1980s, with robust results especially in syntax and lexical semantics. Word Grammar has developed analyses of various morphological phenomena, from clitics to Semitic infixation, all within a theory which articulates clearly with other domains of grammar, such as syntax, and which has a well-developed account of the relationship between language and human cognition. Word Grammar is a cognitive, declarative model, which dispenses with covert elements and movement; the morphological dimensions of the theory are in the Word and Paradigm tradition.

Keywords: Word Grammar, default inheritance, multiple inheritance, Word and Paradigm Morphology, Network

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