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Name: Zheng  Xu
Institution: National University of Singapore
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/chsxz/
State and/or Country: Singapore
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Selected Publications: Xu, Zheng, Mark Aronoff, and Frank Anshen. 2007. Deponency in Lation. Proceedings of the British Academy 145: 127-143.
Courses Taught: Phonological theories
Aspects of Chinese linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Inflectional Morphology in Optimality Theory
Academic Paper Abstract: A Realization Optimality Theory approach to blocking and extended morphological exponence

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