A revival of interest in morphology has occurred during recent years. The Yearbook of Morphology series, published since 1988, has proven to be an eminent support for this upswing of morphological research, since it contains articles on topics which are central in the current theoretical debates which are frequently referred to.
In the Yearbook of Morphology 2001 a number of articles is devoted to the notion of productivity, and the role of analogy in coining new words. In relation to this topic, constraints on affix ordering in a number of Germanic languages are investigated.
A second topic of this volume is the necessity and the role of the paradigm in morphological analyses; arguments for and against the formal role of the paradigm are presented.
Thirdly, this volume discusses a number of general issues in morphological theory such as the relation between form and meaning in morphology, the accessibility of the internal morphological structure of complex words, and the interaction of morphology and prosody in truncation processes. Audience: Theoretical, descriptive, and historical linguists, morphologists, phonologists, computational linguists, and psycholinguists will find this book of interest.
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Morphological selection and representation modularity; P. Ackema,
A.Neeleman. Syncretism without paradigms: remarks on Williams 1981,
1984; J. Bobaljik. Defining "word" in Modern Greek: a response to
Philippaki-Warburton & Spyropoulos 1999; B.D. Joseph. Reconsidering
Bracket Erasure; C. Orhan Orgun, S. Inkelas. Morphological and syntactic paradigms: arguments for a theory of paradigm linkage;
G.Stump. Theme: Affix ordering and productivity (Guest editor: Harald
Baayen). Affix ordering and productivity: a blend of phonotactics and prosody, frequency, and lexical strata; H. Baayen. Prosodic constraints on stacking up affixes; G. Booij. Parsing and productivity; J. Hay, H. Baayen. A note on the function of Dutch linking elements; A. Krott, et al. Neoclassical word formation in
German; A. Luedeling, et al. The role of selectional restrictions, phonotactics, and parsing in constraining suffix ordering in English;