Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £28.02

Save £6.93 (20%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Universals in Comparative Morphology: Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words (Current Studies in Linguistics Book 50) by [Bobaljik, Jonathan David]

Universals in Comparative Morphology: Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words (Current Studies in Linguistics Book 50) Kindle Edition

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition

Spring Sale
Choose from over 300 books on sale from 99p, until 23rd April 2018. Shop now

Product description


"This brilliant investigation of the morphology of comparatives and superlatives in a wide sample of languages illustrates the necessity of using sophisticated theoretical proposals to do cogent typological research, and persuasively makes the case that typologically absent patterns of suppletion are absent for structural reasons. The monograph is a model of clarity of argumentation and presentation of data, and will also serve as an excellent introduction to the theory of Distributed Morphology." --Jason Merchant, University of Chicago "Jonathan Bobaljik's book studies how comparison is expressed in different languages. Universals in Comparative Morphology is based on a detailed investigation of over three hundred languages and includes novel contributions to the understanding of many important issues in morphology, syntax, and semantics."--Morris Halle, Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, MIT "This book is a triumph. It sets a new standard for morphosyntax by exploring a deep explanatory principle--the Containment Hypothesis--in a broad but meticulously documented empirical base."--Edwin S. Williams, Professor of Linguistics, Princeton University

About the Author

Jonathan David Bobaljik is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4744 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (5 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,628,287 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers
click to open popover

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?