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Name: Heiko  Narrog
Institution: Tohoku University
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State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications: Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization. 2011. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Modality, Subjectivity and Semantic Change. A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Announced on LINGUIST :  Modality in Japanese
 The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis
 The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization
 Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change
 The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis
 Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change
 The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization
Courses Taught: Comparative Linguistic Semantics
Reviewer of: Historical Ling/Syntax: van Gelderen (2004) (LL Issue 16.1218)
Semantics/Pragmatics/Romance Lang: Pietrandrea (2005) (LL Issue 17.1542)
Agency and Impersonality (LL Issue 18.402)
Review: Japanese Linguistics: Teruya (2006) (LL Issue 19.606)
Rethinking Grammaticalization: New perspectives & Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Grammaticalization (LL Issue 20.2282)

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