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Name: Matti  Miestamo (IPA: mat:i miestamo)
Institution: Stockholm University
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Homepage: http://www.ling.su.se/english/about-us/contact/presentations-of-staff/m-o/matti-miestamo-1.23534
State and/or Country: Finland   
Linguistic Field(s): Typology
Specialty: Negation, Language complexity
Selected Publications: Standard Negation: The Negation of Declarative Verbal Main Clauses in a Typological Perspective (Mouton de Gruyter, 2005)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Standard Negation
 New Challenges in Typology
 Language Complexity
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Complexity
 Standard Negation
Courses Taught: Language Typology
The Languages of the World
Finnish in a Typological Perspective
Dissertation Director * of: Language Universals and Linguistic Complexity : Three case studies in core argument marking
(Kaius Sinnemäki, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Clausal Negation: A typological study
Reviewer of: Language Description: Blackings & Fabb (2003) (LL Issue 14.3284)
Academic Paper Abstract: A typological perspective on negation in Finnish dialects
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