Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax
- Stefan Müller (Chief Editor, Freie Universität Berlin),
- Berthold Crysmann (CNRS, Paris),
- Laura Kallmeyer (University of Düsseldorf)
- Doug Arnold (University of Essex)
- Anne Abeillé (Université Paris 7)
- Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz)
- Tibor Kiss (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
- Detmar Meurers (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen)
- Rachel Nordlinger (University of Melbourne)
- Frank Richter (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
- Louisa Sadler (University of Essex)
- Gert Webelhuth (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
- Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
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.