Understanding Morphological Rules

With Special Emphasis on Conversion and Subtraction in Bulgarian, Russian and Serbo-Croatian

  • Stela Manova

Part of the Studies in Morphology book series (SUMO, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Stela Manova
    Pages 1-34
  3. Stela Manova
    Pages 35-53
  4. Stela Manova
    Pages 55-123
  5. Stela Manova
    Pages 125-172
  6. Stela Manova
    Pages 191-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-239

About this book


This volume analyzes morphological and morphonological phenomena from a number of distinct Slavic languages. It does so in an innovative manner, yet also positions the analysis in the context of current morphological debates. It is thus a valuable contribution both to comparative Slavic morphology and general morphological theory. Moreover, the book is the first attempt at a theory of conversion and subtraction relevant to languages with rich inflectional morphology. It contributes to our structural understanding of the nature of word. As the first illustration of subtraction with examples from southern Slavic languages, it is an excellent source of specialist data. The book’s theoretical framework is easily accessible and applicable to other languages, which makes it attractive to researchers on Slavic languages and general linguists alike. The volume will also appeal to general morphologists, typologists, and advanced students in linguistics.


Slavic languages Slavic morphology cognitive grammar conversion inflection linguistics morphological analyses morphology subtraction syntax

Authors and affiliations

  • Stela Manova
    • 1
  1. 1.ViennaAustria

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