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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. The Yearbook of Morphology 2000 focuses on the relation between morphology and syntax. First, a number of articles is devoted to the ways in which morphological features can be expressed in the grammar of natural languages, both by morphological and syntactic devices. This also raises the more general issue of how we have to conceive of the relation between form and (grammatical) meaning. Several formalisms for inflectional paradigms are proposed. In addition, this volume deals with the demarcation between morphology and syntax: to which extent can syntactic principles and generalizations be used for a proper account of the morphology of a language? The languages discussed are Potawatomi, Latin, Greek, Romanian, West-Greenlandic, and German. A special feature of this volume is a section devoted to the analysis of the morphosyntax of a number of Austronesian languages, which are also relevant for deepening our insights into the relation between our morphology and syntax. Audience: Theoretical, descriptive, and historical linguists, morphologists, phonologists, computational linguists, and psycholinguists will find this book of interest.
Papers from the 2nd Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, Malta, 10-12 September 1999 (guest editor: R. Fabri). On some issues in morphological exponence; S. Anderson. Lexeme-based separationist morphology: evidence from the history of Greek deverbal abstracts; G. Horrocks, M. Stavrou. Haplology involving morphologically bound and free elements: evidence from Romanian; A. Ortmann, A. Popescu. Syntax as an exponent of morphological features; L. Sadler, A. Spencer. The morphosyntax of Austronesian languages (guest editor: M. Klamer). Phrasal emotion predicates in three languages of Eastern Indonesia; M. Klamer. Linking in Tagalog: Argument encoding determined by the aspectual properties of arguments; A. Latrouite. Pronouns and morphology: undergoer subject clauses in Indonesian; S. Musgrave. Other articles. Dalabon pronominal prefixes and the typology of syncretism: a Network Morphology analysis; N. Evans, et al. A correspondence-theoretic analysis of Dalabon transitive paradigms; D. Wunderlich. Pattern analogy vs. word-internal syntactic structure in West-Greenlandic; S. Neuvel. Copulative compounds: a closer look at the distinction between morphology and syntax; S. Olsen. Reviews. Review of Lunella Mereu (ed.), Boundaries of morphology and syntax; A.R. Luís. Review of Ingo Plag, Morphological Productivity. Structural constrains in English word formation; A. Spencer. Book Notices.