The aim of this book is to provide a concise historical survey of linguistic investigation relating to the notion of morphophonemics. The study is essentially historical and thus does not offer its own theory of morphophonemics. Since attention is focused on the development of morphophonemic theory, contemporary work in this area is not of central concern. But the study was undertaken in the hope that a better understanding of earlier work would help to clarify present-day issues.
1. Preface; 2. Table of Contents; 3. Introduction; 4. I. Classical Grammatical Traditions; 5. Greek and Latin; 6. Sanskrit; 7. Arabic and Hebrew; 8. II. European Linguistics from Baudouin De Courtenay Through Trubetzkoy; 9. Jan Baudouin de Courtenay and Mikolaj Kruszewski; 10. Transmission of the Kazan School's Theory; 11. N. S. Trubetzkoy; 12. III. American Linguistics Through Bloomfield; 13. William Dwight Whitney; 14. Franz Boas; 15. Edward Sapir; 16. Leonard Bloomfield; 17. IV. European Structuralism After Trubetzkoy; 18. V. American Descriptivism After Bloomfield; 19. The Rise of Autonomous Phonemics; 20. Definitions of 'Morphophonemics'; 21. Definitions of 'Morphophoneme'; 22. Special Symbols; 23. Reduction of Alternations; 24. Morphophonemics and Internal Reconstruction; 25. Item-and-Arrangement and Item-and-Process; 26. VI. American Linguistics Since Generative Grammar; 27. Chomsky's Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew; 28. The Emergence of Systematic Phonology; 29. Generative Phonology in Relation to Other Theories; 30. Concrete versus Abstract Phonology; 31. Non-Generative Studies on Morphophonemics; 32. Notes; 33. Abbreviations; 34. References; 35. Index of Names