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Name: Randy  J. LaPolla
Institution: Academia Sinica
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://tibeto-burman.net/rjlapolla/
State and/or Country: Taiwan   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Philosophy of Language
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Min Nan
Chinese, Mandarin
Qiang, Northern
Qiang, Southern
Chinese, Yue
Chinese, Late Middle
Chinese, Old
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Rawang Texts
 Syntax: Structure, Meaning, and Function
 A Grammar of Qiang
 Language variation
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Syntax: Structure, Meaning, and Function
 A Grammar of Qiang
Dissertation Director * of: The Phula Languages in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective
(Jamin Pelkey, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Grammatical Relations in Chinese: Synchronic and diachronic considerations
Dissertation Director * of: Towards a Grammar of Takivatan Bunun: Selected topics
(Rik De Busser, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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