Universals in Comparative Morphology: Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words (MIT Press, 2012), has been selected to receive the 2014 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award. The winning title was authored by Jonathan David Bobaljik, Chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. 

In selecting the work, the Bloomfield Award Committee issued the following citation:

"A work exemplary in its clarity, as well as in its empirical contribution.  The sampling of language examined, and the attention to detail regarding each is impressive.  This book is the definitive study of issues of comparative and superlative morphosyntax, and will become a model to follow in the study of other morphological phenomena."

The award presentation will take place at the LSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at a ceremony immediately preceding the Presidential Address, scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm. 

First presented in 1992, this award was established by the LSA to recognize the volume which makes the most outstanding contribution to the development of our understanding of language and linguistics.  

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