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Name: Yury  A. Lander
Institution: Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow
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Homepage: http://yulander.narod.ru
State and/or Country: Russia   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Adyghe
Language Family(ies): Northwest Caucasian
East Caucasian
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Posessives and Beyond: Semantics and Syntax
 Language and Text in the Austronesian World
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language and Text in the Austronesian World
Reviewer of: Semantics: Herburger (2000) (LL Issue 12.1356)
Semantics: King (2001) (LL Issue 12.2794)
Typology: Wischer & Diewald, eds. (2002) (LL Issue 13.2236)
Typology: Newman, ed. (2002) (LL Issue 14.523)
Morphology/Syntax: Plank, ed. (2003) (LL Issue 14.2484)
Typology/Lang Desc: Adelaar & Muysken (2004) (LL Issue 16.455)
Lang Description/Amerindian Langs: Quesada (2000) (LL Issue 17.800)

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