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Name: Kristin  Melum Eide
Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Homepage: http://www.hf.ntnu.no/hf/inl/Ansatte/kristin.eide/personInfo.html
State and/or Country: Norway   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: syntax, tense, finiteness, modality
Subject Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål
Selected Publications: Norwegian modals, studies in generative grammar 74, Mouton De Gruyter
Announced on LINGUIST :  Norwegian Modals
Dissertation Abstract: Norwegian Modals
Academic Paper Abstract: Norwegian (non-V2) declaratives, resumptive elements, and the Wackernagel position



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