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Name: Daniel  L. Everett
Institution: Bentley College
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Homepage: http://daneverettbooks.com/
State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Morphology; /L/Syntax; /L/Field Methods; /L/Phonology; /L/Linguistics and Philosophy
Subject Language(s): Kalispel-Pend d'Oreille
Language Family(ies): Arauan
Selected Publications: 2004 'Wari' International State Construction Predicates', submitted to Language.

2004 'Cultural Constraints on Grammar and Cognition in Piraha: Another Look at the Design Features of Human Language', submitted to Current Anthoropology.

2004 'Periphrastic Pronouns in Wari', to appear in International Journal of American Linguistics.

2003 'Iambic Feet in Paumari and the Theory of Foot Structure', Linguistic Discovery.

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Announced on LINGUIST :  Why There Are No Clitics
 Linguistic Fieldwork
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Fieldwork
Academic Paper Abstract: Biology and Language: response to Anderson & Lightfoot
Cultural constraints on grammar in Piraha: A reply to Nevins, Pesetsky, and Rodrigues

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