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Name: Alice  C. Harris
Institution: State University of New York at Stony Brook
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State and/or Country: NY
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Georgian
Udi
Selected Publications: Books:
Georgian Syntax: A Study in Relational Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981, pp. xxii, 327.

Dichronic Syntax: The Kartvelian Case(Syntax and Semantics, 18). New York: Academic Press, 1985, pp. 451.

Historical Syntax in Cross-Linguistic Perspective, Alice C. Harris and Lyle Campbell. Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp.488. 1998 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award.

Endoclitics and the Origins of Udi Morphosyntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2002, pp. xvi, 299.

Articles:
Syntactic Reconstruction and Demythologizing 'Myths and the Prehistory of Grammars'. (Lyle Campbell and Alice C. Harris.) Journal of Linguistics 38.3:599-618. 2002.

Where in the Word is the Udi Clitic? Language 76:593-616. 2000.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Endoclitics and the Origins of Udi Morphosyntax
 Georgian Syntax
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Endoclitics and the Origins of Udi Morphosyntax
Dissertation Director * of: Inflectional Morphology in Optimality Theory
(Zheng Xu, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Syntactic reconstruction and demythologizing 'Myths and the prehistory of grammars'
Trapped Morphology

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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