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Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax


Editorial Board

Aims and Scope

This se­ries aims to pub­lish high qual­i­ty books that con­tribute to a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of phe­nom­e­na in mor­phol­o­gy, syn­tax and the inter­play be­tween both. Since the re­cent his­to­ry in lin­guis­tics showed that basic as­sump­tions may change rather quick­ly, the ideal submission to this se­ries is one that sep­a­rates data dis­cus­sion re­sult­ing in pre-the­o­ret­ic gen­er­al­iza­tions and anal­y­sis. Such a sep­a­ra­tion en­sures that pub­lished books will have some value even if the lin­guis­tic frame­work is rad­i­cal­ly changed or be­comes ir­rel­e­vant one day. The sep­a­ra­tion of the de­scrip­tion of the phe­nomenon from the anal­y­sis en­sures that read­ers that are non-ex­perts in more for­mal frameworks will find the books use­ful. Such a separation is not a strict precondition for acceptance in this series, but rather a suggestion. In any case the work should reflect a good understanding of the data and provide some new insights.

The data dis­cus­sion should be the­o­ret­i­cal­ly in­formed: Pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive ex­am­ples ap­pear­ing in the lit­er­a­ture on the phe­nom­e­na discussed should be in­clud­ed in the dis­cus­sion, re­gard­less of the spe­cif­ic frame­work used in the pub­li­ca­tion. Con­tro­ver­sial ex­am­ples ideally are backed up by ex­per­i­men­tal or cor­pus data.

We invite submissions from all frameworks and theoretical schools. Thor­ough for­mal­iza­tion of the kind that is known for example from work in HPSG, LFG, or TAG is not re­quired but is highly wel­come. Work that is backed up by a com­put­er-pro­cess­able im­ple­men­ta­tion is also el­i­gi­ble to be pub­lished in the sub­series Im­ple­ment­ed Gram­mars .


We accept submissions in English, French, and German.


Em­pir­i­cal­ly Ori­ent­ed The­o­ret­i­cal Mor­phol­o­gy and Syn­tax has the ISSN 2366-3529.



All Books

Cover for  Analogical classification in formal grammar Analogical classification in formal grammar
Matías Guzmán Naranjo (Author)
December 6, 2018
Cover for The lexeme in descriptive and theoretical morphology The lexeme in descriptive and theoretical morphology
Olivier Bonami, Gilles Boyé, Georgette Dal, Hélène Giraudo, Fiammetta Namer (Volume Editor)
February 19, 2018