Readership: Linguists and cognitive scientists at graduate level and above, especially those interested in phonological theory, the phonology-morphology and mind-language interfaces, and the relative merits of derivational vs.
representational theories of phonological form.
Edited by Asaf Bachrach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Andrew Nevins, Harvard University
"The volume fully lives up to the requirement of the series editors to 'write so as to be understood by colleagues in related subfields of linguistics and by scholars in cognate disciplines'. All papers are well-written and have a clear exposition of the issues at hand. I am convinced that this volume will be widely cited and that the different chapters will be an inspiration for further research in the organization of inflectional paradigms in natural language." - Jan Don, University of Amsterdam, writing for Word Structure (EUP)
"...this stimulating book presents a variety of perspectives...should be appealing to morphologists
of all stripes..." - Jason D. Haugen
1: Asaf Bachrach and Andrew Nevins: Approaches to Inflectional Identity
2: Jonathan Bobaljik: Paradigms (Optimal and Otherwise): A Case for Scepticism
3: Morris Halle and Alec Marantz: Clarifying 'Blur': Paradigms, Defaults, and Inflectional Classes
4: Peter Svenonius: Paradigm Generation and Northern Sami Stems
5: Artemis Alexiadou and Gereon Mueller: Class Features as Probes
6: Andrea Calabrese: On Absolute and Contextual Syncretism
7: Jochen Trommer: A Feature-Geometric Approach to Amharic Verb Classes
8: John Bailyn and Andrew Nevins: Russian Genitive Plurals are Impostors
9: Adam Albright: Inflectional Paradigms Have Bases, too: Arguments from Yiddish
10: Donca Steriade: A Pseudo-Cyclic Effect in Romanian Morpho-phonology