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Name: Alexander  R Coupe
Institution: Nanyang Technological University
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State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan
Selected Publications: Coupe, A.R. 2003. 'A phonetic and phonological description of Ao: a Tibeto-Burman language of Nagaland'. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Coupe. A.R. 2007. 'A grammar of Mongsen Ao'. Mouton Grammar Library 39. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
Coupe, A.R. 2007. Converging patterns of clause linkage in Nagaland, pp. 339–361 of Miestamo, Matti and Wälchli, Bernhard (eds) 'New challenges in typology: broadening the horizons and redefining the foundations'. Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 189. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
Coupe, A.R. (ed) 2008. Special issue on nominalization in Tibeto-Burman, 'Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area' Vol 31.2.
Announced on LINGUIST :  A phonetic and phonological description of Ao
 A Grammar of Mongsen Ao
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A Grammar of Mongsen Ao
Courses Taught: Linguistic Typology, Field Methods, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics
Dissertation Abstract: The Mongsen Dialect of Ao: a language of Nagaland

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