Morphology, Theory of Paradigm.
Although the presence or absence of inflection in a language has been a cornerstone of typology since before Wilhelm von Humboldt, a consensus regarding inflectional morphology as a distinct component of linguistic structure has yet to emerge. This book is an attempt to formalize what can be deduced about inflectional paradigms based on a rigorous inspection of the data. Gregory Stump calls his approach paradigm function morphology (PFM), describing it as an 'inferential-realizational' theory that regards 'the paradigm and not merely the word' (28) as the primary focus of analysis with respect to inflectional morphology. The book develops the idea that paradigms are not epiphenomena of the morphosyntax but rather 'constitute a central principle of morphological organization.
Vajda, Edward J., "Review of: Inflectional Morphology: A Theory of Paradigm Structure" (2003). Modern & Classical Languages. 44.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Grammar, Comparative and general--Inflection
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Stump, Gregory T. (Gregory Thomas), 1954-. Inflectional morphology