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Name: Hanne-Ruth  Thompson
Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Bengali
Selected Publications: Essential Everyday Bengali (publ. Dhaka 1999, new edition 2007
Negation Patterns in Bengali, SOAS Bulletin, July 2006
Panini's magic - Towards a clearer picture of the Bengali case system in Rainbow of Liguistics, Kolkata 2007
Practical Bengali Dictionary, Hippocrene, New York 2008
Bengali Comprehensive Grammar, Routledge, 2010
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bengali
Courses Taught: Bengali Language



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