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Name: Edward  J. Vajda (IPA: vajda)
Institution: Western Washington University
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State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Ket
 Languages and Prehistory of Central Siberia
 Ket
 Subordination and Coordination Strategies in North Asian Languages
 Dictionary of the Yugh Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Ket
Reviewer of: Language Description: Watters (2002) (LL Issue 14.1859)
Language Description: Maslova (2003) (LL Issue 14.2413)
Lang Description/Sino-Tibetan: LaPolla (2003) (LL Issue 16.671)
Morphology/Amerindian Langs: Stonham (2004) (LL Issue 16.1104)
Lang Description/Anthropological Ling: Majewicz (2004) (LL Issue 16.1812)
Lang Description/Amerindian Lang: Hardman (2001) (LL Issue 16.2959)
Academic Paper Abstract: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Classifiers: a typology of noun categorization devices. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xxvi+535.
R. M. W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (eds.), Changing valency: case studies in transitivity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. xvi+413.



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