Mark Aronoff

Mark Aronoff, a native of Montreal, Quebec, is a morphologist and a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His 1974 M.I.T. PhD thesis (Word Formation in Generative Grammar, published 1976 as Linguistic Inquiry Monograph One by the MIT Press) earned him the nickname of "the father of modern morphology."

From 1995 to 2001 Mark Aronoff was the editor of Language,[1] the journal of the Linguistic Society of America. In 2005 he was the president of the Linguistic Society of America and involved with research on Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language.[2][3]


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