Mark Aronoff

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    Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

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    Mark Aronoff (b. Jan 9, 1949 in Montreal, QC, Canada) received his B.A. degree from McGill University in 1969 and a PhD in linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. He was appointed Assistant Professor and then Full Professor of Linguistics at the State University of New York/Stony Brook, his current position. In addition, Dr Aronoff occupied several functions, as Chair of the Department of Linguistics (1980-1993), Associate and Deputy Provost and most recently, Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education.

    Among the many honors he received, Doctor Aronoff was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001, and fellow of the Linguistic Society of America in 2007. He was also elected Vice-President and President of the Linguistics Society of America (2004-2006). Dr Aronoff was Editor of Language from 1995 to 2001, and is an editorial board member of Lincom Europa, Yearbook of Morphology and Rivista di Linguistica.

    Dr Aronoff's research in linguistics touches on almost all aspects of morphology and its relations to phonology, syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics. He maintains a secondary research interest in writing systems, especially how they relate to spoken language and linguistic awareness. In addition to publishing over 50 journal articles, Dr Aronoff authored three monographs : Word Formation in Generative Grammar. Linguistic Inquiry Monograph No. l. (MIT Press, l976), Morphology by Itself: Stems and Inflectional Classes. Linguistic Inquiry Monograph No. 22. (MIT Press, 1994), and What is Morphology, with Kirsten Fudeman (Blackwell, 2004). He also edited several books, textbooks and journal issues. More information

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    Language (linguistics) (2007), Scholarpedia, 2(5):3175.

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