Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy teaches linguistics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He studied at Oxford, MIT, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he gained his PhD. His previous books are Allomorphy in Inflexion, Current Morphology and The Origins of Complex Language.
"I'm delighted to see this classic textbook updated and improved to bring Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy's learned but easily approachable text to new generations of students. Carstairs-McCarthy has a knack for making theory comprehensible and for providing apt examples to illustrate his points."--Laurie Bauer, University of Wellington