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Anna Maria Di Sciullo

Anna Maria Di Sciullo is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Quebec at Montreal. She is the author of Théorie et description en grammaire générative, and (with Edwin Williams) On the Definition of the Word (MIT Press). She is the editor of Configurations: Essays on Form and Interpretation, and Projections and Interface Conditions: Essays on Modularity.

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In this groundbreaking monograph, Anna Maria Di Sciullo proposes that asymmetry—the irreversibility of a pair of elements in an ordered set—is a hard-wired property of morphological relations. Her argument that asymmetry is central in derivational morphology, would, if true, make morphological objects regular objects of grammar just as syntactic and phonological objects are. This contrasts with the traditional assumption that morphology is irregular and thus not subject to the basic hard-wired regularities of form and interpretation.