Competition: US & Canada
SUNY Stony Brook
Mark Aronoff spent the first twenty years of his life in Montreal and came to the United States to pursue graduate studies. He is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University, where he has spent his entire academic career studying the structure of words. His research has concentrated on fundamental theoretical questions in linguistic morphology, with data drawn from a wide array of languages. His work employs an unusually broad array of methods, from traditional morphological analysis to psycholinguistic experiments to statistical and computational studies of dictionaries, corpora, and web-based material. In addition to numerous articles, he has published two monographs that have had substantial influence on morphological theory and two widely used textbooks.