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Name: Mark  Donohue
Institution: Australian National University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.donohue.cc
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: Indonesia, New Guinea, Nepal, Himalayas; Austronesian, Kusunda, Papuan, Tibeto-Burman
Subject Language(s): Kusunda
Selected Publications: A Grammar of Tukang Besi
I'saka: a sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea
Wulguru: a salvage study of a north-eastern Australian language from Townsville
Semantic alignment: typological and descriptive studies
Announced on LINGUIST :  Warembori
 A Grammar of Tukang Besi
 Wulguru: a salvage study of a north-eastern Australian language from Townsville
 The Typology of Semantic Alignment
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A Grammar of Tukang Besi
Courses Taught: Syntax
Advanced Syntax
Field Methods
Historical and comparative linguistics
Languages of Bhutan
Dissertation Abstract: The Tukang Besi Language
Reviewer of: Sneddon: Indonesian Grammar (LL Issue 8.913)
Typology: Haspelmath, Dryer, Gil & Comrie (2005) (LL Issue 17.1055)

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