Each textbook provides a speciﬁc perspective on the discipline that it aims
to introduce. Therefore, writing this book has not only been a challenge for
me because of the didactic demands that each textbook imposes on its
writer. It also forced me to rethink my own ideas on morphology in
confrontation with those of others, and to come up with a consistent
picture of what morphology is about. This perspective is summarized by
the title of this book, The Grammar of Words, which gives the linguistic
entity of the word a pivotal role in understanding morphology....