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Name: Gerald  Nelson
Institution: University College London
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Syntax
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  English: An Essential Grammar
 Exploring Natural Language
 English: An Essential Grammar
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Exploring Natural Language
Dissertation Director * of: Reconceptualising the English Determiner Class
(Mariangela Spinillo, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Gunnel Melchers and Philip Shaw, World Englishes. The English Language Series. London: Arnold, 2003. Pp. 229. ISBN 0 340 71887 0 (hb), 0 340 71888 0 (pb), 0 340 71889 7 (CD)
Using Fuzzy Tree Fragments to explore English grammar

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