The Linguistic Society of America is pleased to announce that The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology, by Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag, is the recipient of this year's Leonard Bloomfield Book Award.

Oxford Reference Guide book cover

The Leonard Bloomfield Book Award is presented to the book "that makes an outstanding contribution of enduring value to our understanding of language and linguistics." Nominees are judged on their novelty, empirical import, conceptual significance, and clarity. The Bloomfield Book Award, named in honor of renowned linguist (and LSA founding member) Leonard Bloomfield, was first awarded in 1992; previous recipients have included The Atlas of North American English (by William Labov, Sharon Ash, and Charles Boberg) and The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact (by Virginia Yip and Stephen Matthews).

The award citation for The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology (published by Oxford University Press) notes that "This work will be of value to scholars of all sorts who study English, providing analytical bases for later work, data for classroom problems, and rich material for browsing. [...] The care and thoroughness with which the authors present the corpus-based data are exemplary, and their decision to downplay theory while including copious helpful references to a wide number of synchronic approaches is commendable." The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology is available through and the OUP website.

The Leonard Bloomfield Book Award is the last of this year's LSA Awards to be announced; other LSA awards have included:

All LSA awards will be presented at the 2015 LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 10, 5:30 PM PT at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.