Joan Bybee

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Joan Lea Bybee (Hooper; born 11 February 1945 New Orleans, LA[1]) is an American linguist. She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of New Mexico. She served as president of the Linguistic Society of America in 2004.[2] Much of her work concerns grammaticalisation, stochastics, modality, phonology and morphology. She was married (Austin, Texas on 19 June 1965) to William Thomas Hooper III (born 31 August 1944).[3]

Bybee has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.


  • Hooper, Joan B. 1976. An Introduction to Natural Generative Phonology. New York: Academic Press.
  • Bybee, Joan L. 1985. Morphology: A Study of the Relation between Meaning and Form. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Korean translation by Seongha Rhee and Hyun Jung Koo. Seoul: Hankook Publishing Company, 2000.)
  • Bybee, Joan, Revere Perkins and William Pagliuca. 1994. The Evolution of Grammar: Tense, Aspect and Modality in the Languages of the World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Bybee, Joan. 2001. Phonology and Language Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bybee, Joan. 2005. "Language change and universals" in Linguistic Universals, edited by Ricardo Mairal and Juana Gil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bybee, Joan. 2006. Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Bybee, Joan. 2010. Language, Usage and Cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bybee, Joan. 2015. Language Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Joan Lea Bybee: "Irrealis" as a Grammatical Category. Anthropological linguistics 40 NO. 2 (1998), pp. 257–271


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