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Name: Robert  I Binnick
Institution: University of Toronto
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Homepage: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~binnick/TENSE/index.html
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Language Family(ies): Mongolian
Selected Publications: Of Time and the Verb (1991)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Past Tenses of the Mongolian Verb
 The Oxford handbook of Tense and Aspect
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Oxford handbook of Tense and Aspect
Courses Taught: Introduction to Semantics; Introduction to Historical Linguistics; Structure of English; Mongolian; Seminar on Tense and Aspect
Reviewer of: Pragmatics: Carlier, Lagae & Benninger, eds. (2000) (LL Issue 11.2400)



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