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Alec Marantz

Alec Marantz
Born (1959-01-31)January 31, 1959
Glen Cove, New York
Fields Generative grammar, Morphology, Syntax, Neurolinguistics
Institutions New York University, MIT
Alma mater MIT, Oberlin College
Doctoral advisor Noam Chomsky
Known for Distributed Morphology

Alec Marantz is an American linguist and researcher in the fields of neurolinguistics and morphology.

Until 2007, he was Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Research Director of KIT/MIT MEG Joint Research Lab. Since 2007, he has been Professor of Linguistics and Psychology at New York University.

In the early 1990s Marantz proposed (together with Morris Halle) a theory of architecture of grammar known as distributed morphology. More recently, he has been using magnetoencephalography to study human language processing, particularly morphology and the mental lexicon.

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  • Distributed Morphology
  • KIT/MIT MEG Joint Research Lab
  • Recent Publications


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