(p. xiii) Contributors
(p. xiii) Contributors
Artemis Alexiadou is Professor of Theoretical and English Linguistics at the Universität Stuttgart. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1994 from the University of Potsdam. Her research interests lie in theoretical and comparative syntax, morphology, and most importantly in the interface between syntax, morphology, the lexicon, and interpretation. Her publications include books on the noun phrase (Functional Structure in Nominals, 2011, John Benjamins; Noun Phrase in the Generative Perspective together with Liliane Haegeman and Melita Stavrou, Mouton de Gruyter) as well as several journal articles and chapters in edited volumes on nominalization.
Mark J. Alves has been a professor in the Department of Reading, ESL, and Linguistics at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, since 2004. His research, presentations, and publications have focused on historical, comparative, and typological linguistics in Southeast Asia with a concentration in Vietnamese and Mon-Khmer languages. Representative publications include “Distributional Properties of Mon-Khmer Causative Verbs” (2001), “The Vieto-Katuic Hypothesis: Lexical Evidence” (2005), A Pacoh Grammar (2006), “Pacoh Pronouns and Grammaticalization Clines” (2007), “Sino-Vietnamese Grammatical Vocabulary Sociolinguistic Conditions for Borrowing” (2009), among others.
Mark Aronoff is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. His research touches on almost all aspects of morphology and its relations to phonology, syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics. For the last dozen years he has been a member of a team studying a newly-created sign language, Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language. From 1995 to 2001, he served as Editor of Language, the journal of the Linguistic Society of America.
Harald Baayen studied general linguistics at the Free University in Amsterdam. Following completion of his doctoral dissertation on morphological productivity with Geert Booij (linguistics) and Richard Gill (statistics) in 1989, he became a member of the research staff at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, where he focused his research on lexical processing. In 1998, he received a career advancement award from the Dutch research council NWO, which allowed him to strengthen his empirical research on morphological processing. In 2007, he took up a professorship in Edmonton, Canada, returning to Europe in 2011 to take up a chair in quantitative linguistics at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany, thanks to an Alexander von Humbold research award. His current research focuses on discrimination learning (p. xiv) in language processing, computational modeling of lexical processing, articulography, and statistical modeling of linguistic data with generalized additive mixed models.
Laurie Bauer is Professor of Linguistics and Dean of the Faculty of Research at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of several books on morphology, including English Word-formation (1983), Introducing Linguistic Morphology (1988, 2nd edition 2003), Morphological Productivity (2001), A Glossary of Morphology (2002), and, most recently, with Rochelle Lieber and Ingo Plag, The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology (2013). He was elected to a fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2012.
Juliette Blevins is a professor of linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center where she directs the Endangered Language Initiative. Her theory of Evolutionary Phonology (CUP, 2004) synthesizes work in sound change, phonetics, and typology, offering new explanations for a wide range of sound patterns and their distributions. Blevins has areal expertise in Austronesian, Australian Aboriginal, Native American, and Andamanese languages, and is currently working on the reconstruction of Proto-Ongan and Proto-Basque.
Robert Blust is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He has conducted fieldwork on about 100 Austronesian languages, primarily in Borneo, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan, and has authored over 220 publications, including the first single-authored book to cover the entire Austronesian language family (The Austronesian Languages, Pacific Linguistics, 2009). In addition, he has been working for years on the online Austronesian Comparative Dictionary, now at around 2,800 single-spaced printed pages.
Gabriela Caballero is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego. Her main research focus concerns language documentation of endangered languages, the nature of intralinguistic and cross-linguistic variation in morphology and phonology, and languages of the Americas, especially Uto-Aztecan languages. She has recently published papers on the typology of Noun Incorporation, theoretical implications of the prosodic morphology of Guarijío, and topics in the phonology and morphology of Choguita Rarámuri, including affix order, multiple exponence, and morphological conditions on stress assignment.
Karen Steffen Chung (史嘉琳 Sh_ Jialín), originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, has taught English and linguistics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University since 1990 and is currently Associate Professor. She gained her BA in East Asian Languages at the University of Minnesota in 1976; her MA in East Asian Studies at Princeton University in 1981; and her Ph.D. in Linguistics at the Universiteit Leiden in 2004, where her dissertation was entitled “Mandarin Compound Verbs”.
Eve V. Clark is the Richard W. Lyman Professor in Humanities and Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. She has done extensive cross-linguistic observational (p. xv) and experimental research on children’s semantic and pragmatic development, and on the acquisition of word formation. Her books include The Ontogenesis of Meaning (1979), The Lexicon in Acquisition (1993), and First Language Acquisition (2nd edn, 2009).
Denis Creissels retired in 2008 after teaching general linguistics at the universities of Grenoble (1971–96) and Lyon (1996–2008). His research interests center on linguistic diversity, the description of less-studied languages, and syntactic typology. He has been engaged in fieldwork on West African languages (Baule, Manding), Southern Bantu languages (Tswana), and Daghestanian languages (Akhvakh). His recent publications include descriptions of several Manding varieties (Kita Maninka, Mandinka, Niokolo Maninka). He is currently involved in projects on various Senegalese languages, including the edition of a volume on the noun class systems of Atlantic languages.
Stuart Davis is Professor of Linguistics at Indiana University, where he was chair of the linguistics department from 2004 to 2011. He has published extensively on issues of phonological analysis and theory, including matters arising from the phonology–morphology interface. While much of his work has a typological focus, he has published articles on such languages as American English, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Bambara.
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal is Professor of African Studies at the University of Cologne. In his research, he has focused on the Nilo-Saharan phylum, but he has also published on Niger-Congo and AfroAiatic languages. His recent publications include an edited volume, Coding Participant Marking: Construction Types in Twelve African Languages (2009), and a course book, Historical Linguistics and the Comparative Study of African Languages. He is currently working on a reference grammar of a Niger-Congo language in Sudan, Tima, and a monograph on anthropological linguistics, The Leopard’s Spots: Essays on Language, Cognition and Culture.
Antonio Fábregas is Full Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the Language and Linguistics institute in the University of Tromsø, and affiliate to CASTL. His work has concentrated on neoconstructionist approaches to word formation and the lexicon. Among his most cited publications there are The Internal Syntactic Structure of Relational Adjectives (2007), A Syntactic Account of Affix Rivalry in Spanish Nominalisations (2010), and Evidence for Multidominance in Spanish Agentive Nominalizations (2012).
Pius ten Hacken is Universitätsprofessor at the Institut für Translationswissenschaft of the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck. Formerly he was at Swansea University. His research interests include morphology, terminology, and the philosophy and history of linguistics. He is the author of Defining Morphology (Olms, 1994) and of Chomskyan Linguistics and its Competitors (Equinox, 2007), the editor of Terminology, Computing and Translation (Narr, 2006), and co-editor of The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).
Jennifer Hay is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Language, (p. xvi) Brain & Behavior. Her fields of research include morphology, phonetics, sociolinguistics, laboratory phonology, sociophonetics, and New Zealand English. She is the author of Causes and Consequences of Word Structure (Routledge, 2003), and co-author of Probabilistic Linguistics (MIT Press, 2003), New Zealand English: Its Origins and Evolution (CUP, 2004), and New Zealand English (Edinburgh University Press, in press).
Bernd Heine is Emeritus Professor at the Institut für Afrikanistik, University of Cologne. He has held visiting professorships in Europe, Eastern Asia (Japan, Korea, China), Australia, Africa (Kenya, South Africa), North America (University of New Mexico, Dartmouth College), and South America (Brazil). His 33 books include Possession: Cognitive Sources, Forces, and Grammaticalization (CUP, 1997); Auxiliaries: Cognitive Forces and Grammaticalization (OUP, 1993); Cognitive Foundations of Grammar (OUP, 1997) (with Tania Kuteva); World Lexicon of Grammaticalization (CUP, 2002); Language Contact and Grammatical Change (CUP, 2005); The Changing Languages of Europe (OUP, 2006), and The Evolution of Grammar (OUP, 2007); and with Heiko Narrog as co-editor The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis (OUP, 2011) and The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization (OUP, 2012).
Nathan W. Hill is Lecturer in Tibetan and Linguistics at SOAS, University of London. Educated at Harvard University, his research focuses on Tibetan historical grammar and Tibeto-Burman comparative linguistics. He is the author of A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition (Munich, 2010) in addition to more than 25 articles.
Sharon Inkelas is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has taught since 1992. Inkelas received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1989 and has also held positions at UCLA and the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on the phonology–morphology interface; in 2005 she published Reduplication: Doubling in Morphology, co-authored with Cheryl Zoll.
Alana Johns teaches Linguistics at the University of Toronto, where she specializes in morphology and syntax. For over 20 years she has been researching morphosyntactic properties of the Inuit language, including dialects spoken in Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Iqaluit, and Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake). She has published on ergativity (e.g. Deriving ergativity, 1992, Linguistic Inquiry), noun incorporation (e.g. Restricting noun incorporation: root movement, 2007, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory), and dialect differences (e.g. Eskimo-Aleut languages, 2010, Language and Linguistics Compass). She also works with community language specialists who are involved in language maintenance and/or language research.
Ferenc Kiefer was born on May 24, 1931, in Apatin. He studied mathematics, German and French linguistics. From 1973 until his retirement in 2001 he was Research Professor at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research interests include morphology, semantics (especially lexical semantics), and pragmatics (especially the semantics–pragmatics interface). He is a member of several (p. xvii) learned societies and academies (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1987), Academia Europaea (1993), Austrian Academy of Sciences (1995), Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America (1996), Honorary Member of the Philological Society of Great Britain (1998)). He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Stockholm (1992), from the Université de Paris 13 (2001), and from the University of Szeged (2006).
Andrew Koontz-Garboden (Ph.D. 2007, Stanford University) is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester. His expertise lies in the cross-linguistic study of the lexical semantics/morphosyntax interface. He has published on issues in this is area in, among other journals, International Journal of American Linguistics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Natural Language Semantics, Linguistic Inquiry, and Linguistics and Philosophy.
Lívia Körtvélyessy graduated in English and German philology in 1996. She was awarded her Ph.D. at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 2008. In the same year she became a member of the Department of British and American Studies at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice. Her fields of expertise are evaluative morphology, word formation, and linguistic typology. She is author of a monograph (published in Slovak) on the influence of sociolinguistic factors on word formation, and is co-editor (with Nicola Grandi) of Handbook of Evaluative Morphology (forthcoming in 2014 from Edinburgh University Press).
Johanna Laakso, born 1962, studied Finnic languages, Finno-Ugric, and general linguistics at the University of Helsinki and defended her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Helsinki in 1990. Since 2000 she holds the chair of Finno-Ugric language studies at the University of Vienna. Her main research interests include historical and comparative Finno-Ugric linguistics, morphology (in particular, word formation), contact linguistics and multilingualism, and gender linguistics.
Rochelle Lieber is Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Hampshire. Her interests include morphological theory, especially derivation and compounding, lexical semantics, and the morphology–syntax interface. She is the author of several books: On the Organization of the Lexicon (IULC, 1981), An Integrated Theory of Autosegmental Processes (State University of New York Press, 1987), Deconstructing Morphology (University of Chicago Press, 1992), Morphology and Lexical Semantics (CUP, 2004), and Introducing Morphology (CUP, 2010). She is co-author, with Laurie Bauer and Ingo Plag of The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology (OUP, 2013). Together with Pavol Štekauer she has edited two handbooks, The Handbook of Word Formation (Springer, 2005) and The Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP, 2009).
Mark Lindsay earned his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. His dissertation research focused on exploring productivity and self-organization in the lexicon using corpora and evolutionary modeling. His published work has dealt with gathering and analyzing suffix productivity using the World Wide Web and dictionaries, as well as pop culture (p. xviii) linguistic phenomena, such as American English iz-infixation and the German Inflektiv (or Erikativ).
Verónica Nercesian is a researcher at CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technical Research) and the Linguistic Research Institute, National University of Formosa. She teaches Linguistics and Lexical Theory at the National University of Buenos Aires. Her current interests include Wichi dialectal variation and verbal art, and the linguistic level interplay. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on Wichi grammar and the interplay of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics in word formation.
Irina Nikolaeva is Professor of Linguistics at SOAS (University of London). She has studied in Moscow and San Diego and received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Leiden in 1998. Her interests lie in the field of linguistic typology, lexicalist theories of grammar, and documentation and description of endangered languages. She has published several books on Uralic, Altaic, and Palaeosiberian languages based on extensive fieldwork, as well as works on syntax, semantics, information structure, and historical-comparative linguistics.
Susan Olsen received her Ph.D. in German and English linguistics at the University of Cologne, Germany, and earned tenure in the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. She has held professorships at the University of Stuttgart and Leipzig. Since 2002 she has been Professor of English Linguistics at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her publications include topics in syntax, lexical semantics, word formation, morphology, and the lexicon.
Mary Paster (BA, Ohio State University; MA and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She specializes in phonology and morphology and their interfaces, particularly in the study of tone systems, allomorphy, and affix ordering. Her research focuses on underdescribed African languages.
Franz Rainer is a full professor and Director of the Institute for Romance Languages at WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He received his first degree and doctorate in Romance languages and linguistics from the University of Salzburg, completed his Habilitation at the same institution in 1992, and was appointed to a chair at WU in 1993. He has been a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2000, and a full member since 2010. That same year he was also elected a member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). His main research interest lies in the area of word formation. He is an author of Spanische Wortbildungslehre (Niemeyer, 1993); Carmens Erwerb der deutschen Wortbildung (Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2010); and co-edited (with M. Grossmann) the volume La formazione delle parole in italiano (Niemeyer, 2004).
Keren Rice is University Professor at the University of Toronto. She has studied Athabaskan languages for many years, and is author of A Grammar of Slave (Mouton (p. xix) de Gruyter), which received the Bloomfield Book Award from the Linguistic Society of America. She has published many articles on Athabaskan languages as well as on topics in phonology. She is the author the book Morpheme Order and Semantic Scope: Word Formation in the Athapaskan Verb (CUP), and is co-editor of several books on Athabaskan languages. She serves as editor of the International Journal of American Linguistics.
Pauliina Saarinen is a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is also affiliated with the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behavior (NZILBB), a multi-disciplinary research institute located at the University of Canterbury. Pauliina’s Ph.D. research focuses on the production and perception of consonant duration in Finnish morphological paradigms.
Pingali Sailaja is Professor of English in the Centre for English Language Studies, University of Hyderabad, India. Her interests are in the areas of phonology and morphology, varieties of English, historical and linguistic aspects of English in India, and the teaching of English as a second language. Her books include English Words: Structure, Formation and Literature (2004) and Indian English (2009).
Erin Shay is an adjunct assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of three Chadic grammars and the author or co-author of numerous books, chapters, and papers on Chadic and descriptive and comparative linguistics. Her research has been funded by grants from the NSF, NEH, ACLS, and other institutions.
Jane Simpson studies the structure, use, and history of several Pama-Nyungan languages: Warumungu, Kaurna, and Warlpiri. She has worked on language maintenance, including producing A Learner’s Guide to Warumungu: Mirlamirlajinjjiki Warumunguku apparrka (IAD Press, 2002). Three current projects are a longitudinal study of Aboriginal children acquiring creoles, English and traditional languages, and a study of kinship and social categories in Australia. She is Chair of Indigenous Linguistics at the Australian National University.
Pavol Štekauer is Professor of English linguistics at P. J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia. His research has focused on an onomasiological approach to word formation, sociolinguistic aspects of word formation, meaning predictability of complex words, and cross-linguistic research into word formation. He is the author of A Theory of Conversion in English (Peter Lang, 1996), An Onomasiological Theory of English Word-Formation (John Benjamins, 1998), English Word-Formation: A History of Research (1960–1995) (Gunter Narr, 2000), and Meaning Predictability in Word-Formation (John Benjamins). He co-edited (with Rochelle Lieber) Handbook of Word-formation (Springer 2005) and Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP, 2009).
Gregory Stump is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky. He has written extensively on a range of morphological topics, most of them relating to the structure and typology of inflectional systems. He is the author of Inflectional Morphology (CUP, (p. xx) 2001) and (with Raphael A. Finkel) of Morphological Typology (CUP, 2013); he also serves as co-editor of the journal Word Structure.
Jackson T.-S. Sun is a research fellow at the Institute of Linguistics in Academia Sinica (Taiwan). The focus of his research is on synchronic and diachronic phonology and morphosyntax of Bodic, Tani, and Qiangic languages in the Sino-Tibetan family. His major contributions comprise a monograph on Amdo Tibetan phonology (1996), phonological reconstruction of Proto-Tani (1993), proposal of the Rgyalrongic languages as a distinct subgroup (2000), and discovery of a new secondary articulation type “uvularization” in Qiang and neighboring languages (2013).
Carola Trips is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Mannheim. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart in 2001. Her main research interests have been diachronic syntax and morphology, lexical semantics, and linguistic theory. She is the author of a number of articles on these topics and of the following books: From OV to VO in Early Middle English (John Benjamins, 2002), Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar (edited with Eric Fuß, John Benjamins, 2004), and Lexical Semantics and Diachronic Morphology: The development of -hood, -dom, and -ship in the history of English (Niemeyer, 2009).
Natsuko Tsujimura is Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University and has been review editor for Language. She has published widely on almost all areas of Japanese linguistics with a particular research focus on lexical semantics. She is the author of An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell, 3rd edition, 2013) and editor of The Handbook of Japanese Linguistics (Blackwell, 1999).
Edward J. Vajda is Professor of Russian language and culture, linguistics, and Inner and North Asian peoples in the Modern and Classical Languages of Western Washington University. He directs the Linguistics Program and is involved in documenting Ket, an endangered language of Siberia spoken by fewer than 50 people near the Yenisei River. He is the author of Subordination and Coordination Strategies in North Asian Languages (John Benjamins, 2008), Languages and Prehistory of Central Siberia (John Benjamins, 2004), and a number of articles devoted to Ket and other languages of Siberia.
Salvador Valera was born in Jaén, Spain, in 1967, graduated in English Philology from the University of Granada in 1990, and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1994 for a dissertation on the formal identity between English adjectives and adverbs. He is currently Senior Lecturer (tenured) at the University of Granada. His major interests are corpus linguistics and English morphology and syntax.