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Name: Keith  Walters
Institution: Portland State University
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Tunisian
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics Vi: Papers from the Sixth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects of an Emergent Language Variety: The construction of Catalan Spanish deictic expressions
(Robert Vann, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Intonation in Contact: A study of Turkish-German bilingual intonation patterns
(Robin Queen, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Pragmatics in Persuasive Discourse of Spanish Television Advertising
(Karol Hardin, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Style Shifting: The perception and production of formality in English
(Mary Shapiro, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Arabic diglossic Switching in Tunisia: An application of Myers-Scotton's MLF model
(Naima Boussofara-Omar, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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