Paul Kiparsky

LSA 306: Historical linguistics

Paul Kiparsky, a native of Finland, received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1965 and taught there until he joined Stanford's linguistics department in 1984. He has written on phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, metrics, and the Sanskrit grammatical tradition. His interest in the structure of words and the lexicon is reflected in his writings on Lexical Phonology and Stratal OT, on the relation between morphology, syntax, and thematic roles, and on the principles governing analogical change and grammaticalization.

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