(p. viii) Contributors
(p. viii) Contributors
Mark C. Baker has been Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, since 1998. He received his PhD from MIT in 1985, and also taught at McGill University in Montreal. He specializes in the morphology and syntax of less-studied languages, especially those of Africa and the Americas. He is the author of numerous articles and five books, including The Polysynthesis Parameter and The Atoms of Language.
Bianca Basciano is a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Verona, Italy. Her main research interest lies in Chinese morphology, in particular compounding. She is involved in the Morbo/comp project based in Bologna and directed by Sergio Scalise. She co-authored with Antonella Ceccagno the article ‘Compound headedness in Chinese: An analysis of neologisms’, in Morphology (2007).
Laurie Bauer is Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His PhD thesis, on compounds in English, Danish, and French, was published by Odense University Press in 1978, and since then he has written many works on morphology and word-formation including English Word-formation (Cambridge University Press, 1983), Introducing Linguistic Morphology (Edinburgh University Press, 1988, second edition 2003), and Morphological Productivity (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He is one of the editors of the new journal Word Structure.
Ruth Berman is Professor Emeritus, Linguistics Department, and Chair in Language across the Life Span of Tel Aviv University. Past president of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, she holds a BA in languages and literature from the University of Cape Town, an MA in linguistics and language teaching from Columbia University, and a PhD in Hebrew language and linguistics from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Her research interests include Modern Hebrew, cross-linguistic study of language acquisition, later language development, and discourse analysis.
Antonietta Bisetto is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bologna. She has worked on issues regarding Italian word formation (derivation and compounding) and the semantics—morphology interface on which she has published several articles.
(p. ix) Geert Booij is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. He is the founder and one of the editors of the journal Morphology and its predecessor Yearbook of Morphology. His recent books are The Morphology of Dutch (2002) and The Grammar of Words (2005, 20072), both published by Oxford University Press. He has published widely on the interaction of morphology and phonology, and more recently on morphology and Construction Grammar.
Hagit Borer is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California. A syntactician, her research focuses on the interaction of the properties of words and the properties of phrases, taking into consideration results in syntax, morphology, semantics, and language acquisition.
Antonella Ceccagno is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Chinese Sociology at the University of Bologna, Italy. In the linguistic field her research focuses on Chinese morphology, word formation and compounding in Chinese, gender in Chinese. She participates in the Morbo/Comp project. Her other fields of research are migration from China and the Chinese diaspora in Europe. She is a consultant to UN agencies on these issues.
Anna Maria Di Sciullo is the Principal Investigator of a major collaborative research initiative on Interface Asymmetries and the Cognitive System. Her work on asymmetry led her to be nominated Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1999. She has published two MIT Press monographs on morphology. She has also published papers and edited books on conigurations, UG and the external systems, projections and interface conditions, asymmetry in grammar, biolinguistic investigations, and the biolinguistic approach to language evolution and variation. Her work is supported in part by funding from the SSHRC to the MCRI on Interface Asymmetries and the Cognitive System, and by a grant from the FQRSC for research on Dynamic Interfaces at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
Jan Don is assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated from Utrecht University in 1993 with a dissertation on conversion. Since then he has published on different aspects of the morphology of Dutch and the proper treatment of conversion in particular.
Carlos A. Fasola is currently a PhD student in Linguistics at Rutgers University. His research interests are in argument structure, phrase structure, the semantics of functional heads, and American Indian languages.
Bernard Fradin is a researcher at the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (CNRS and University Paris 7 Diderot), Paris, France. His main current research interests centre on morphology and more specifically on the semantics of word-building morphology. Papers by him appeared in the proceedings of various international morphology meetings. He was in charge of the research group (GDR 2220) (p. x) ‘Description and modelisation in morphology’ (2000–2007), which played a key role in the development of morphology in France in recent years. He published an essay Nouvelles approches en morphologie (Presses Universitaires de France, Paris) in 2003. He is the editor of La raison morphologique (John Benjamins) and co-editor of Aperçu de morphologie du français (Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, to appear), a book which offers new insights on several morphological and morpho-phonological phenomena of French.
Christina L. Gagné received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and is currently an Associate 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.
Heinz Giegerich is Professor of English Linguistics in the University of Edinburgh's School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. His main research interests have been the phonology and the morphology of English; his contributions to linguistic theory fall mainly in the areas of Metrical Phonology, Lexical Phonology, and Morphology, and more generally the various interfaces of phonology, morphology, and syntax. He is the author of Metrical Phonology and Phonological Structure (Cambridge University Press, 1986), English Phonology (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and Lexical Strata in English (Cambridge University Press, 1999). He edits the Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language and co-edits, with Laurie Bauer and Greg Stump, the international journal Word Structure.
Joachim Grzega, born 1971, studied English, French and German (specifically linguistics) at the universities of Eichstätt (Germany), Salt Lake City (USA), Paris—Sorbonne (France), and Graz (Austria). Since 1998 he has been teaching linguistics in Eichstätt, with interim professorships in Münster, Bayreuth, and Erfurt and Freiburg. His research fields are: historical lexicology and pragmatics, Eurolinguistics, intercultural communication, language teaching, academic teaching, linguistics and socio-economic issues. He is the editor-in-chief of Onomasiology Online.
Heidi Harley is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She has published on topics in lexical semantics, syntax, and morphology, often from the perspective of the Distributed Morphology framework. Languages on which she has worked include English, Japanese, Italian, Hiaki (Yaqui), Irish, and Icelandic.
(p. xi) Liesbet Heyvaert completed her PhD on English nominalizations at the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2002. Since then she has been working as a postdoctoral researcher of the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders (FWO). She has published mainly on nominalization (-er, -ee,-ing) and middle formation. She is the author of A Cognitive-Functional Approach to Nominalization in English (Mouton de Gruyter, 2003).
Ray Jackendoff is Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is also a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. He is a past President of the Linguistic Society of America and was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize in Cognitive Philosophy in 2003. His most recent books are Foundations of Language, Simpler Syntax (with Peter Culicover), and Language, Consciousness, Culture.
Taro Kageyama is Director-General of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan. He received his PhD from the University of Southern California in 1977. His major books in Japanese include: Lexical Structures (1980; Ichikawa Award), Grammar and Word Formation (1993; Kindaichi Award), Verb Semantics (1996; Chinese translation, 2001). Edited books: Verb Semantics and Syntactic Structure (1997), Voice and Grammatical Relations (2006). Major articles in Language, Lingua, Yearbook of Morphology, Journal of Japanese Linguistics, Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Gengo Kenkyu, English Linguistics. He is President of the Linguistic Society of Japan.
Dieter Kastovsky has been Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna since 1981, and Director of the Department of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Vienna (1990–2006). His main research interests are English morphology and word-formation (synchronic and diachronic), semantics, history of linguistics, and language typology. His publications include Studies in Morphology. Aspects of English and German verb inflection (Tübingen, 1971), Wortbildung und Semantik (Tübingen/Düsseldorf, 1982), and more recently articles in The Cambridge History of Linguistics and The Handbook of the History of English.
Stanislav Kavka is Professor in Linguistics and the English Language at Ostrava University, Czech Republic, previously a guest lecturer at universities in Sweden, USA, and Germany, and presently working also at two English Departments in Poland and Slovakia. During his lifetime he has worked in the fields of phonology, ESP, comparative historical linguistics, and recently idiomatology. He is the author of a number of studies and textbooks and also of Semantic Determinations Within the Noun Phrase of Modern English and Spanish (Prague, 1980), An Outline of Modern Czech Grammar (Uppsala, Sweden, 1987), A Book of Idiomatology (Zilina, Slovakia, 2003).
Ferenc Kiefer holds a research professorship at the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was professor in general linguistics at (p. xii) Budapest University until his retirement. Main fields of research: Hungarian and general linguistics, especially morphology, lexical semantics, and pragmatics. He has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books in English, Hungarian, French, and German. He was guest professor in Stockholm, Paris, Stuttgart, Vienna, Aarhus, and Antwerp.
Laura Malena Kornfeld teaches Spanish grammar and lexical theory at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of General Sarmiento, as well as different topics related to generative grammar in postgraduate programmes of other Argentinian universities; she is also assistant-researcher in the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Her research interests include morphological and syntactic processes of word formation, inflection, grammaticalization, ellipsis, the relation between lexical and functional categories, as well as other phenomena that involve the syntax—morphology and syntax—lexicon interfaces, mainly in Spanish and its different varieties.
Rochelle Lieber is Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Hampshire. Her interests include morphological theory, especially concerning derivation and compounding, lexical semantics, and the morphology—syntax interface. She is the author of four 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), and Morphology and Lexical Semantics (Cambridge University Press, 2004), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on all aspects of morphology. She is co-editor, with Pavol Štekauer, of The Handbook of Word Formation (Springer, 2005), and co-Editor-in-Chief of Wiley-Blackwell's Language and Linguistics Compass.
Marianne Mithun is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her interests include morphology, syntax, discourse, intonation, and their interaction; processes of language change, particularly the development of grammatical systems; language contact; typology; relations between language and culture; and language documentation. She has worked with speakers of a variety of languages and their communities, among them Mohawk, Cayuga, Tuscarora, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Huron (Iroquoian); Central Pomo (Pomoan); Central Alaskan Yupʼik (Eskimo-Aleut); Navajo (Athabaskan); Cree (Algonquian); Lakhota, Dakota, and Tutelo (Siouan), Barbareño Chumash; and Kapampangan, Selayarese, and Waray (Austronesian).
Martin Neef is Professor of German linguistics at the University of Braunschweig (Germany). He has published in the fields of morphology, phonology, and written language, mostly on German. His major publications are Wortdesign: Eine deklarative Analyse der deutschen Verbflexion (Stauffenburg, 1996), Die Graphematik des Deutschen (Niemeyer, 2005), and Eigennamen: Special issue of Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft (co-edited with Peter Gallmann, 2005). Currently, he is preparing a (p. xiii) terminological dictionary on written language research (together with Rüdiger Weingarten).
Angela Ralli is Professor of General Linguistics and Chair of the Department of Philology at the University of Patras (Greece). She has studied Linguistics at the University of Montreal (BA, MA, PhD), speaks fluently four languages (Greek, English, French, and Italian), and is interested in morphology and dialectal morphological variation. She has several publications on morphology (compounding, derivation, and inflection), and is a permanent member on the scientific board of the European Network for Linguistic Morphology, and the Mediterranean Morphology Meeting.
Keren Rice is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Linguistics and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto. In spring 2008 she was Cornell Visiting Professor at Swarthmore College. She has been involved in research on Athapaskan languages for many years, and is author of A Grammar of Slave, which won the Bloomfield Award from the Linguistic Society of America. She was the Director of Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto for many years, and serves as Director of the new Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives at the University of Toronto. She has published on Athapaskan languages and in phonological theory.
Sergio Scalise teaches General Linguistics at the University of Bologna. His main interest today is morphology and he has contributed to the development of the so-called ‘Lexical Morphology’ with several papers and books. He is the director of ‘Lingue e Linguaggio’, consulting editor of several international journals (such as Morphology, Probus), co-organizer of the Mediterranean Morphology Meetings. He is director of several national and international projects all related to morphology and linguistic theory. Among his books are Generative Morphology (Dordrecht: Foris, 1984), Morfologia Lessicale (Padua: Clesp, 1983), Morfologia (Bologna: il Mulino, 1994), and Le lingue e il linguaggio (Bologna: il Mulino, 2003, with G. Graffi).
Jane Simpson teaches linguistics at the University of Sydney. She studies Indigenous Australian languages (including Warlpiri, Warumungu, and Kaurna) and Australian English varieties, and has been involved in language maintenance and revitalization, language documentation, and digital archiving projects. She carries out research in morphosyntax, lexical semantics, and lexicography. She is currently involved in projects on child language acquisition in Aboriginal communities, and on a computational grammar of Indonesian in the Lexical-Functional Grammar framework.
Pavol Štekauer is Professor of English linguistics in the Department of British and US Studies, Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia. His main research area has been an onomasiological approach to word-formation and word-interpretation. He also (p. xiv) examines the typology and universals in word-formation. He is the author of A Theory of Conversion in English (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996), An Onomasiological Theory of English Word-Formation (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1998), English Word-Formation. A History of Research (1960–1995) (Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2000), and Meaning Predictability in Word-Formation (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005).
Bogdan Szymanek is Professor of English Linguistics, Head of the Department of Modern English, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. His major research interests include morphology and its interfaces with other grammatical components, lexicology, English, and Slavic languages. He is the author of Categories and Categorization in Morphology (1988) and Introduction to Morphological Analysis (3rd edn., 1998).
Pius ten Hacken is senior lecturer at Swansea University. He is the author of Defining Morphology (Hildesheim: Olms, 1994) and a number of articles in the domains of theoretical and computational morphology. He is also the author of Chomskyan Linguistics and its Competitors (London: Equinox, 2007) and the editor of Terminology, Computing and Translation (Tübingen: Narr, 2006).
Raoul Zamponi is a contract professor of Anthropological Linguistics at the University of Siena (Italy). He has worked on little-known, extinct Amerindian languages and has written grammatical descriptions of Maipure (Arawakan) and of the isolates Betoi (Venezuela) and Waikuri (Mexico), in addition to other papers on the first two languages and Lule (Argentina). His work in progress includes, inter alia, a grammar of Fang (Bantu) and a complete documentation of Máku, a recently extinct Amazonian isolate.