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Name: John  Ibrahim Saeed
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
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Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/jsaeed
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Somali
Language Family(ies): East Cushitic
Selected Publications: ‘Somali morphology’ in Alan S. Kaye (ed.) Morphologies of Asia and Africa. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, in press, 2005.
Semantics. Second edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
'The Functions of Focus in Somali,' Lingua Posnaniensis XLII: pp. 133-143, 2000.
Somali. The London Oriental and African Language Library. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1999.
'The Semantics of Middle Voice in Somali,' African Languages and Cultures 8, 1: pp. 61-86, 1995.

Somali Reference Grammar. Second Revised Edition. Kensington, Maryland: Dunwoody Press, 1993.
'Adpositional Clitics and Word Order in Somali,' Transactions of the Philological Society 91, 1: pp. 63-93, 1993. .
Announced on LINGUIST :  Somali
 Semantics, 3rd Edition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Semantics
Dissertation Director * of: Gender in Insular Celtic: A functionalist account of variation and change in Irish and Welsh
(Alessio Frenda, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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