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Name: Chris  Collins
Institution: New York University
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State and/or Country: US
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Syntax, African Languages
Language Family(ies): Khoisan
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory
 The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory
 Cross-Linguistic Studies of Imposters and Pronominal Agreement
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Shupamem
(Abdoulaye Laziz Nchare, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Morphosyntax and Morphophonology of Japanese Predicates
(Kunio Nishiyama, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Differences in Airstream and Posterior Place of Articulation among Nǀuu Clicks

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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