(p. xvii) The Contributors
(p. xvii) The Contributors
is a Professor of Linguistics at UC San Diego. He has focused on periphrastic morphosyntax, A Theory of Predicates (with Gert Webelhuth) CSLI/Chicago 1998, and linking theories, Proto-Properties and Grammatical Encoding (with John Moore) CSLI/Chicago 2001. He is exploring Pattern-Theoretic models of grammatical organization from a Developmental Systems perspective, as in Descriptive Typology and Linguistic Theory (with Irina Nikolaeva) CSLI/Chicago 2014, and quantitative approaches to word-based morphology.
Stephen R. Anderson
is the Dorothy R. Diebold Professor emeritus of Linguistics at Yale University. His interests include most areas of general linguistics, perhaps especially morphology (where he is associated with the “A-Morphous” approach to word structure), as well as the history of linguistics, the place of human language in the biological world (including its relation to the communication systems of other animals), and the grammars of a number of languages (including Rumantsch, Georgian, Kwakw’ala, and others).
is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Victoria where he specializes in the study of generative approaches to second language acquisition, particularly second language phonology. His recent research has focused on the interfaces of L2 phonology with morphology and syntax. Before moving to Victoria, he spent nineteen years at the University of Calgary in the Department of Linguistics, and the Language Research Centre.
holds a PhD in theoretical, typological and comparative linguistics from the Russian State University for the Humanities. Currently he is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Assistant Professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities. His fields of interest include language typology and areal linguistics, morphology, case and alignment systems, tense–aspect, and Baltic and Northwest Caucasian languages.
is Assistant Professor at the University of Leiden. She specializes in morphology and has written on grammatical gender, linguistic complexity, Canonical Typology, and Construction Morphology (frequently in collaboration with Geert Booij). Together with Ray Jackendoff she is developing an integrated theory of linguistic representations and lexical relations. A monograph (Jackendoff and Audring The Texture of the Lexicon) is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
James P. Blevins
is Reader in Morphology and Syntax at Cambridge University and Fellow in Linguistics at Homerton College. His primary research interests concern the structure, (p. xviii) learning, and processing of complex inflectional and grammatical systems. He has published on a range of syntactic and morphological topics, including a recent monograph on Word and Paradigm Morphology (Oxford University Press, 2016).
is Professor at the Department of Special Education at Utrecht University, where she teaches about language development. Her research and publications are about language impairment, multilingual development, and the relationship between language and cognition in both impaired and multilingual children, with a special focus on grammatical development. Besides theoretical issues, she works on the improvement of diagnostic instruments for multilingual children.
is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey. His research interests include theoretical morphology and syntax (especially agreement and case), multivariate approaches to typology, and language documentation and description, particularly in the languages of Africa and the Himalayas. He is a co-editor of Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross Theoretical Perspective (with Greville G. Corbett, Marina Chumakina, and Dunstan Brown; Oxford University Press, 2016).
is Professor of Linguistics and Head of the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York. His research interests include autonomous morphology, morphology–syntax interaction, and typology. Much of his work focuses on understanding morphological complexity through computational modelling. His recent publications include Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity (edited with Matthew Baerman and Greville Corbett; Oxford University Press, 2015), and Morphological Complexity (with Matthew Baerman and Greville Corbett; Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Laura J. Downing
is Professor for African Languages at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research specialty is the prosody of (mainly) Bantu languages, including topics such as tone, prosodic morphology, the syntax–phonology interface, and information structure. She is the author of numerous articles on these topics, as well as the monographs Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology and (with Al Mtenje) The Phonology of Chichewa.
(PhD in Linguistics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2005) is currently Full Professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Tromsø. His work deals with what he takes to be the internal syntactic structure of words, including its implications for semantics and phonology. He is the author of three monographs and more than one hundred papers and currently is Associate Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Morphology.
(PhD 1998, University of Rome 3) is Full Professor for German Language and Linguistics at the Department of Humanistic Studies of the University of Turin. He held earlier tenured positions in Turin (1999–2004), Rome 3 (2004–2005) and Naples “Federico II” (2005–2012). He is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2009). His main interests include morphology, language change and grammaticalization, cognitive linguistics, language contact, and minority languages.
(p. xix) Christina L. Gagné
(PhD 1997, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is currently a Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. The aim of her research is to understand how conceptual knowledge affects the way people use and process language. In particular, her work focuses on the underlying conceptual structures that are involved in the interpretation of novel phrases and compounds. Her past work has shown that knowledge about the relations that are used to combine concepts plays an important role in the creation and comprehension of novel noun phrases as well as in the comprehension of compound words.
is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. His main interests are in the lexicon and the lexicon–syntax interface and language change. He is the author of The Event Structure of Perception Verbs (Oxford University Press, 2010) and, with Andrew Hippisley, the editor of Defaults in Morphological Theory (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Pius ten Hacken
is a Professor at the Institut für Translationswissenschaft of the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck. His research interests include morphology, terminology, lexicography, 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 The Semantics of Compounding (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and co-editor of The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) and Word Formation and Transparency in Medical English (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015).
has been a full Professor of Dutch Linguistics at Freie Universität Berlin since 2000. He received his PhD from Leiden University in 1999. His research focuses on comparative/contrastive linguistics and on the structure and the status of Dutch in relation to other (Germanic) languages. The main emphasis of his work is on word-formation from a diachronic perspective.
is Seth Merrin Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Tufts University. He has worked on semantics, syntax, morphology, the evolution of language, music cognition, social cognition, and consciousness. Among his books are Semantics and Cognition, Foundations of Language, Simpler Syntax (with Peter Culicover), and A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning; in press is The Texture of the Lexicon (with Jenny Audring). He has been President of both the Linguistic Society of America and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and was recipient of the 2003 Jean Nicod Prize and the 2014 David Rumelhart Prize.
is Professor of Austronesian and Papuan Linguistics at Leiden University. Her main research interest lies in describing and analyzing underdocumented Austronesian and Papuan languages in Eastern Indonesia. Klamer has published (sketch) grammars of two Austronesian languages (Kambera, 1998; Alorese, 2011) and two Papuan languages (Teiwa, 2010; Kaera, 2014), several thematic volumes and over fifty articles on a wide range of topics, including morphology, typology, language contact, and historical reconstruction of languages in Indonesia.
(p. xx) Ronald W. Langacker
is retired from the position of Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego. For over four decades, his research has aimed at a unified account of language structure. The resulting descriptive framework, known as Cognitive Grammar, claims that grammar is inherently meaningful. Based on an independently justified conceptualist semantics, it is argued that lexicon, morphology, and syntax form a continuum consisting solely in assemblies of symbolic structures (form–meaning pairings).
is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University. His research focuses on lexical representation and processing across languages and the development of psycholinguistic methodologies for studying language processing across age groups, language groups, and situational contexts. He co-edits the journal The Mental Lexicon and he is Director of the Words in the World SSHRC Partnership Project. He was Founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics at the University of Alberta.
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 many articles and several books on morphological theory, including most recently English Nouns: The Ecology of Nominalization (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Morphology.
Ana R. Luís
is Assistant Professor of the English Department at the University of Coimbra and Senior Researcher at the Linguistics Research Center CELGA-ILTEC. Her research interests include cliticization, inflection, autonomous morphology, language contact, and creole morphology. She is co-Editor-in-Chief (with I. Plag and O. Bonami) of the journal Morphology (Springer), co-author of Clitics (with Andrew Spencer, Cambridge University Press), co-editor of The Morphome Debate (with R. Bermúdez-Otero, Oxford University Press), and editor of Rethinking Creole Morphology (special issue of the journal Word Structure, Edinburgh University Press).
is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University. His research focus is on computational approaches to morphosyntax, and in particular word-based models of inflection. Prior to joining SDSU in 2002, he was a member of the humanities computing department at the University of Groningen. He has a PhD in linguistics from Stanford University.
is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bologna. Her research and publications revolve around semantics, morphology, and the lexicon, with a focus on multiword expressions, word classes, lexical typology, and the lexicon–syntax interface. She works primarily within Construction Grammar and Construction Morphology. She is currently Associate Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Morphology.
is a Senior Researcher (directeur de recherche) at the CLLE-ERSS research unit of the CNRS. He also teaches morphology at the Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès (France). He is the author of several publications on morphology, both (p. xxi) inflectional and derivational. His research interests include morphophonological and semantic aspects of various languages, including Italian, French, other Romance languages, and Russian.
Donna Jo Napoli
is Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College. She investigates all components of sign language grammars, particularly ASL, and of spoken language grammars, particularly Italian. She is a member of a team that advocates for the language rights of deaf children. She is part of the project RISE (Reading Involves Shared Experience), which produces bimodal-bilingual ebooks for parents to share with their deaf children.
is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Melbourne and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. Her research centres around the description and documentation of Australia’s Indigenous languages, especially Bilinarra, Wambaya, and Murrinhpatha. She has also published widely on syntactic and morphological theory (especially LFG), and in particular the challenges posed by the complex grammatical structures of Australian languages.
(PhD 1993) is Research Director at the CNR Institute for Computational Linguistics “Antonio Zampolli” in Pisa, and head of the “Physiology of Communication” laboratory. Co-editor in chief of the journal Lingue e Linguaggio, and former Chair of NetWordS (the European Science Foundation Research Networking Programme on Word Structure), his main research interests include computer models of the mental lexicon, psycho-computational models of morphology acquisition and processing, memory and serial cognition, theoretical morphology, language disorders, and language teaching.
is Professor of General Linguistics, Director of the Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects of the University of Patras and member of the Academia Europaea. Her expertise area is theoretical morphology, contact morphology, and dialectal variation. She has published five books and 150 peer-reviewed articles, has edited seventeen collective volumes and has presented her work in many international conferences and universities. She has been awarded the Canadian Faculty Enrichment Award (1999), the Stanley Seeger Research Fellowship (Princeton, 2012), and the VLAC Research Fellowship (Flemish Royal Academy, 2008–2009, 2014).
is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essex, UK. Her current research interests centre on constraint-based syntactic theory (especially LFG), particularly in relation to the interfaces to morphology and semantics, and the grammatical description of the Arabic vernaculars, including Maltese.
Niels O. Schiller
is Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics at Leiden University. His research interests include experimental linguistics, psycho- and neurolinguistics, including multilingualism. His main interest is lexical access and form encoding (morphological, phonological, and phonetic encoding) in speech production. He employs behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging methods to answer his research questions. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on a broad variety (p. xxii) of topics in experimental linguistics. Together with Greig de Zubicaray he is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Neurolinguistics.
is Associate Professor of Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and English at Carleton University in Ottawa. His research has primarily focused on metatheoretical concerns in Distributed Morphology since he graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006. His other research interests include English morphology, stem allomorphy, productivity, and word processing. He is an editor of the Routledge Handbook of Syntax, Benjamins’ Morphological Metatheory, and the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of North American Languages.
Professor Thomas L. Spalding
(PhD 1994, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has taught at the University of Iowa and the University of Western Ontario and is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. He has also been Chief Research Scientist for Acumen Research Group. His research interests relate to the issue of how people combine information in the course of learning, comprehension, and inference. This overarching interest has led to research on concepts, conceptual combination, and compound word processing, as well as peripheral interests in spatial cognition, conceptual development, and consumer loyalty.
is Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Comparative Humanities at the University of Louisville. His research into non-concatenative morphological phenomena, especially the treatment of initial consonant mutations in Scottish Gaelic, has fed projects in Celtic linguistics, morphological theory, and contact linguistics (transfer and attrition). His book Contemporary Morphological Theories: A User’s Guide was published by Edinburgh University Press.
is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky. His research includes work on the structure of complex inflectional systems, the nature of inflectional complexity, and the algebra of morphotactics. His research monographs include Inflectional Morphology: A Theory of Paradigm Structure (2001), Morphological Typology: From Word to Paradigm (2013, co-authored with Raphael A. Finkel), and Inflectional Paradigms: Content and Form at the Syntax–Morphology Interface (2016). He is a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America and is a co-editor of the journal Word Structure.
Rinus G. Verdonschot
(PhD 2011) is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Hiroshima University. His research includes published work on a wide range of psycho- and neurolinguistic topics (e.g. speech production, orthographic script processing, multilingualism) as well as on action-perception coupling in professional musicians. He is also a co-author of the widely used E-Primer: An Introduction to Creating Psychological Experiments in E-Prime textbook.