Mark Hale is an American linguistics professor now teaching at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] He studies the methodology of historical linguistics as well as theoretical linguistics, Indo-European and Austronesian linguistics.[1]

He is a prominent figure in these fields. He has published numerous scholarly articles [1] and books [2] on his research. Along with colleague Charles Reiss, he is a proponent of substance-free phonology, the idea that phonetic substance is inaccessible to phonological computation.

Selected publications

Hale, M. (2007), Historical linguistics: Theory and method, Oxford, Blackwell[2][3]

Hale, M., & Reiss, C. (2008),The Phonological Enterprise, Oxford: Oxford University Press[4][5][6]

Hale, M., Kissock, M., & Reiss, C. (2014) An I-Language Approach to Phonologization and Lexification. Chapter 20. The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology. Edited by Patrick Honeybone and Joseph Salmons

Hale, M. (1998). Diachronic syntax. Syntax, 1(1), 1-18.

Hale, M.,(2004) Neogrammarian Sound Change, Chapter 7 in The Handbook of Historical Linguistics, Edited by: Brian D. Joseph and Richard D. Janda, Blackwell

Mark Hale & Charles Reiss (2000) Substance abuse and dysfunctionalism: Current trends in phonology. Linguistic Inquiry 31: 157–169.


  1. ^ a b "Mark Hale - Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics". Concordia University. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  2. ^ Review of: Hale, M. (2007) Historical Linguistics: Theory and Method, Times Higher Education Supplement, Textbook Guide. Issue of 23 November, 8-9.
  3. ^ Melchert, H. Craig (2009) (Review of) Historical linguistics: Theory and method. By Mark Hale. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007. Language, Volume 85, Number 1, March,
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-06-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Kramer, M., Book review. J. Lingua (2009), doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2009.04.001 (Accessed Sep. 2011)
  5. ^ de Lacy, Paul (2009) Mark Hale & Charles Reiss, The phonological enterprise. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. xii+292.Journal of Linguistics, 45: 719-724
  6. ^ Kim, Yuni (2011) Review of M. Hale & C. Reiss (2008), The Phonological Enterprise. Phonology 28(2): 283-289.