(p. xvii) List of Contributors
(p. xvii) List of Contributors
Stephen R. Anderson is the Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics at Yale University. His academic interests in linguistics include phonology, morphology, the theory of clitics, the history of the discipline, and the descriptive study of a range of languages. His current work is concerned with the structure of Rumantsch and with the biology of language, including animal communication and the evolution of the language faculty. His most recent book is Languages: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2012).
Matthew Baerman is a research fellow in the Surrey Morphology Group at the University of Surrey. His research focuses on the typology, diachrony, and formal analysis of inflectional systems, with a particular concentration on phenomena whose interpretation is problematic or controversial.
James P. Blevins is Reader in Morphology and Syntax in the University of Cambridge. His current research is concerned mainly with the structure and complexity of inflectional systems. These issues are approached from the standpoint of contemporary word and paradigm models, interpreted from a largely information-theoretic and discriminative perspective.
Ondřej Bojar is an assistant professor at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (ÚFAL) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. After graduating there in computational linguistics, Ondřej has been working on syntactic analysis and lexical acquisition. A visit to Hermann Ney’s department at RWTH Aachen University caused a major twist in Ondřej’s interests and, since 2006, most of his research revolves around machine translation, targetting mainly morphologically rich languages.
Claire Bowern is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Yale University. Her 2004 PhD is from Harvard University and examined the historical morphology of complex verb constructions in a family of non-Pama-Nyungan (Australian) languages. Her research focuses on the Indigenous languages of Australia, and is concerned with documentation/description and prehistory. She is the author (with Terry Crowley) of An Introduction to Historical Linguistics (OUP, 4th edn), and editor of Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method (with Harold Koch) and Morphology and Language History (with Bethwyn Evans and Luisa Miceli). She serves on the editorial boards of Diachronica and Journal of Historical Linguistics and is co-editor (with Ashwini Deo) of the historical section of Language and Linguistics Compass.
(p. xviii) Dunstan Brown holds an Anniversary Chair in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York. His research interests include autonomous morphology, morphology–syntax interaction, and typology. Much of his work focuses on understanding morphological complexity, such as syncretism (The Syntax–Morphology Interface: A Study of Syncretism, with Matthew Baerman and Greville G. Corbett, CUP 2005), as well as computational modelling of morphological systems (Network Morphology, with Andrew Hippisley, CUP 2012).
Matt Coler is Group Leader and Scientific Researcher in the Cognitive Systems Group at INCAS3. Having described a previously-undocumented variety of Peruvian Aymara during the course of his doctoral appointment, Matt not only continues research into less familiar Aymara varieties, but also focuses on the implementation of language and knowledge into technological ‘cognitive’ devices.
Greville G. Corbett is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Surrey, where he leads the Surrey Morphology Group. He works on the typology of features, as in Gender (1991), Number (2000), Agreement (2006), and Features (2012), all published by Cambridge University Press. His recent research has been within the canonical approach to typology. He is one of the originators of Network Morphology, and publications on morphology include The Syntax–Morphology Interface: A Study of Syncretism (with Matthew Baerman and Dunstan Brown, CUP 2005).
Mark Donohue is a linguist at The Australian National University, interested in most aspects of language structure, and very interested in developing models to help us unravel more detailed linguistic histories of languages seen as separate structural units. He began working on languages from New Guinea and Indonesia, and has more recently started work with language and language contact situations in the Himalayas.
Nicholas Evans is Professor of Linguistics at the Australian National University. His research focuses on Australian and Papuan languages, typology, and anthropological linguistics. His most important works are grammars of Kayardild (1995) and Bininj Gun-wok (2010), Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us (2010) and (with Stephen Levinson) The Myth of Language Universals (2009).
Leoma G. Gilley is the director for training for SIL in Africa. She oversees training in translation and language development at BA through PhD level in partnership with various academic institutions across Africa. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the University of Khartoum. Her main research interests are phonology, Nilo-Saharan languages, and syntax. Leoma has worked with the Shilluk people on their language since 1983.
(p. xix) Gunnar Ólafur Hansson is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on phonological theory, the interfaces of phonology with phonetics and morphology, and the interplay of diachronic and synchronic factors in shaping phonological systems and cross-linguistic typologies. A particular area of interest is non-adjacent dependencies in segmental phonology, such as consonant harmony.
Axel Holvoet is professor of Baltic linguistics at the University of Warsaw. His research interests include Baltic and Slavonic syntax and morph syntax, both from a historical and a synchronic point of view. He has published on case and grammatical relations as well as on mood, modality, and evidentiality in Baltic.
Maarten Kossmann (PhD Leiden 1994) currently teaches General and African Linguistics at Leiden University. He has worked extensively on the description, comparison, and stylistics of Berber languages in Northern Africa, as well as on questions of language contact in general and in the circumsaharan zone in particular.
Fiona Mc Laughlin is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and African Languages and Chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Florida. Her research areas include the phonology and morphology of the Atlantic languages, language contact in West Africa, and the sociolinguistics of African cities. She has taught at universities in Senegal and Niger, and is a former director of the West African Research Center in Dakar.
Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé is senior professor in the Department of Hebrew at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa). She was trained in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Cynthia’s main interests are syntax and pragmatics; much of her research involves the ancient Northwest Semitic languages. Since 1992 she has been involved in researching the morphology and syntax of Shilluk.
Rachel Nordlinger is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on the description and documentation of Australia’s indigenous languages, including Bilinarra, Wambaya, and Murrinh-Patha. Rachel has also published on syntactic and morphological theory, and in particular the challenges posed by the complex grammatical structures of Australian Aboriginal languages. She is the author of numerous academic articles in international journals, and four books, including A Grammar of Wambaya (Pacific Linguistics 1998) and Constructive Case: Evidence from Australian languages (CSLI Publications 1998); and A Grammar of Bilinarra (with Felicity Meakins, Mouton de Gruyter 2014).
(p. xx) Katya Pertsova is Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interests include computational models of language-learning, in particular morphological learning, as well as models of linguistic categorization, and issues in theoretical morphology and morphophonology.
Gergana Popova is a lecturer in linguistics at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests are in theoretical linguistics, especially morphology and its interfaces with syntax and lexical semantics, as well as the analysis of text and discourse.
Bert Remijsen is a linguist working at the University of Edinburgh. His main area of expertise is suprasegmental contrasts, e.g. tone, vowel length, stress, and voice quality. Earlier, Bert investigated such phenomena in the Austronesian languages Ma’ya and Matbat, and in the Caribbean Creole Papiamentu. Now he focuses on the Western Nilotic languages, in particular Dinka and Shilluk, where rich inventories of suprasegmental distinctions mark extensive morphological paradigms.
Andrew Spencer is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essex. His recent work focuses on lexical relatedness (including ‘mixed’ categories), and the stem as a morphological primitive, and the architecture of morphological models. Publications include Morphological Theory (Blackwells), Clitics (CUP, with A. Luís, 2012), and Lexical Relatedness (OUP 2013).
Sabine Stoll is director of the Psycholinguistics Lab at the University of Zurich. Her work centres around cross-linguistic language acquisition research in first language learners with special emphasis on corpus analysis and method development. Her research programme focuses on learning mechanisms, which allow children to acquire maximally diverse languages. Recently Sabine co-edited The Acquisition of Ergativity (2013).
Thomas Stolz is full professor of linguistics at the University of Bremen (Germany). His research interests include morphology, language typology, language contact, language change, and areal linguistics. Thomas has published extensively on topics related to languages such as Chamorro, Icelandic, Maltese, and Classical Nahuatl. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung (STUF).
Gregory Stump is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky. His areas of research interest include morphological, syntactic, and semantic theory and typology, with a particular focus on the form and content of inflectional morphology. Gregory is the author of Inflectional Morphology (CUP 2001) and, with Raphael Finkel, of Morphological Typology (CUP 2013); he is one of three co-editors of the journal Word Structure.
(p. xxi) Jochen Trommer is Heisenberg fellow at the University of Leipzig and specializes in theoretical phonology and morphology, with a special focus on micro- and macro-variation in lesser-studied languages (Albanian, Uralic, Nilotic, Kiranti, and Algonquian). Currently his main interests are the learning of morphological segmentation and meaning, the role of tone in phonology and morphology, and the residue of non-concatenative morphology (polarity and subtraction).
Matthew Walenski is Research Associate in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University.
Eva Zimmermann is a research assistant at Leipzig University. Her research is in theoretical phonology, theoretical morphology, and its interfaces. Currently, Eva works mainly on non-concatenative morphology (especially lengthening, subtraction, non-concatenative allomorphy) and its analysis in phonological theory. An empirical focus in her work has been the non-concatenative morphology in several Native American Indian languages and the verbal agreement morphology in Kiranti and Broader Algic.