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Name: Claire  Bowern
Institution: Yale University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~clb3
State and/or Country: CT
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Genetic Classification
Specialty: Australian languages
Subject Language(s): Bardi
Language Family(ies): Australian
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Ndebele
 Australian Languages
 Papers from the GSAS/Dudley House Workshop on Light Verbs
 Linguistic Fieldwork
 Morphology and Language History
 An Introduction to Historical Linguistics, Fourth Edition
 A Grammar of Bardi
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Australian Languages
Dissertation Abstract: Bardi Verb Morphology in Historical Perspective
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Iñupiaq Morphosyntax
(Linda Lanz, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Kayardild Morphology, Phonology and Morphosyntax
(Erich Round, Author)
Reviewer of: Historical Linguistics: Campbell (1999) (LL Issue 10.1091)
Sociolinguistics: Siegel, ed. (2000) (LL Issue 12.2017)
Language Description: Heine & Nurse, eds. (2000) (LL Issue 12.528)
Morphology/Syntax: McGregor (2002) (LL Issue 13.3412)
Typology/Syntax: Crowley (2003) (LL Issue 15.1585)
Review: Australian Languages: Nekes & Worms (2006) (LL Issue 19.1003)
The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography (LL Issue 20.2345)
Academic Paper Abstract: Bardi

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