This book aims to give an indication of the extent of derivational morphology in English; of how much immanent, internal structure must be presumed for words -- even apparently simplex ones. This is done by showing that three (morpho-)phonological processes which tend to hide surface sound-meaning relationships must be taken into account when constructing a synchronic grammar of Modern English: ablaut, obstruent shift, and vowel shift.
1. Foreword; 2. Corrigenda et Addenda; 3. Abbreviations ans Symbols; 4. Introduction; 5. Prefixes; 6. Ablaut in Strong Verbs; 7. An English Obstruent Shift; 8. An English Vowel Shift; 9. Appendix; 10. Bibliography; 11. English Word Index