Joan Bybee, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in 1945. Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Associate Professor of Linguistics at the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Fellow (1 September 1983 – 31 August 1984)
I investigated verbal inflection in 50 unrelated languages of the world. I also investigated the criteria that determine what type of meaning may be expressed inflectionally, derivationally, lexically and periphrastically.