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A revival of interest in morphology has occurred during recent years. The Yearbook ofMorphology 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, and which are frequently referred to. Thus it has set a standard for morphological research.
In the Yearbook of Morphology 2003 a large number of articles is devoted to the phenomenon of complex predicates consisting of a verb preceded by a preverb. Such complex predicates exhibit both morphological and syntactic behaviour, and thus form a testing ground for theories of the relation between morphology and syntax. Evidence is presented from a wide variety of languages including Germanic, Romance, Australian, and Uralic languages. A number of articles present historical evidence on the change of preverbal elements into prefixes. Topics such as grammaticalization, constructional idioms, and derivational periphrasis are also discussed.
In addition, this Yearbook of Morphology contains articles on morphological parsing, and on the role of paradigmatical relations in analogical change.
Preverbs: an introduction; G. Booij, A. van Kemenade. Aspectual contrasts and lexeme derivation in Estonian: a realization-based morphological perspective; F. Ackerman. Preverbs and particles in Old French; M. Dufresne, et al. Preverbs and their origins in Georgian and Udi; A. Harris. Particles and prefixes in Dutch and English; A. van Kemenade, B. Los. Preverbs, argument linking and verb semantics: German prefixes and particles; A. McIntyre. Preverbs as an open word class in Northern Australian languages: synchronic and diachronic correlates; E. Schultze-Berndt. Moved preverbs in German: displaced or misplaced? J. Zeller. Other articles. Distribution-driven morpheme discovery: a computational/experimental study; M. Baroni. Morphological `gangs': constraints on paradigmatic relations in analogical change; C. Fehringer. Book reviews. J. Zeller (2001), Particle verbs and local domains; G. Booij. Morphology 2000. Selected Papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24-28 February 2000, edited by S. Bendjaballah, et al; G. Booij.