Description - The Handbook of Morphology by Andrew Spencer
Interest in morphology has undergone rapid growth over the past two decades and the area is now seen as crucially important, both in relation to other aspects of grammar and in relation to other disciplines. The Handbook of Morphology brings together articles by authors at the forefront of this research effort. The chapters deal with traditional issues such as inflection, derivation, compounding, productivity, and various aspects of the interface question, the relationship between morphology and phonology, syntax, and semantics. Other chapters offer briefer discussions of specific questions that have more recently become the focus of attention. A further set of chapters explores the role of morphology in a wider perspective: language change, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition.The Handbook concludes with a set of morphological sketches of a typologically and genetically diverse set of languages, each illustrating one or more particularly interesting morphological traits.
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Author Biography - Andrew Spencer
Andrew Spencer is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essex. He has published on the theory of morphophonology and on a variety of topics in morphology. He is currently working on argument structure alternations in Russian verb classes and their nominalizations. He is author of two textbooks, Morphological Theory and Phonology (both published by Blackwell Publishers). Arnold M. Zwicky is Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University and Ohio State University. He has published in all the major linguistics journals, with contributions to the fields of phonology, morphology, syntax and, perhaps most notably, the interrelations between these domains. He is particularly well--known for his contributions to morphophonological theory, inflectional morphology, and the theory of clitics. His first essays on clitics twenty years ago stimulated a flurry of research from a variety of scholars in what continues to be an important and developing area. In addition, he has edited a variety of collections on specific themes, including most recently serial verbs and second position clitics (with A. Halpern).