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Name: Niels  Smit
Institution: University of Amsterdam
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Homepage: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nlssmt
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Typology
Specialty: Information Structure Typology, Functional Discourse Grammar
Selected Publications: Noun incorporation in Functional Discourse Grammar (2005)
Information packaging in Functional Discourse Grammar (2007)
Representational layering in Functional Discourse Grammar (2007, with Miriam van Staden)
Dynamic formulation in Functional Discourse Grammar (2009, with Kees Hengeveld)
FYI. Theory and typology of information packaging (2010, doctoral dissertation)
Courses Taught: Functional Discourse Grammar
Introduction to language typology
Dissertation Abstract: FYI: Theory and typology of information packaging
Academic Paper Abstract: Noun Incorporation in Functional Discourse Grammar
Dynamic perspectives on lexical categorisation
Information packaging in Functional Discourse Grammar
Representational Layering in Functional Discourse Grammar
Dynamic formulation in Functional Discourse Grammar



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