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Name: Richard  S. Kayne
Institution: New York University
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State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Romance dialects, many of which are endangered
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: 2000 Parameters and Universals, Oxford University Press

2003 “Some Remarks on Agreement and on Heavy-NP-Shift”, in M. Ukaji, M. Ike-Uchi and Y. Nishimara (eds.) Current Issues in English Linguistics (Special Publications of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, volume 2)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Antisymmetry of Syntax
 Parameters and Universals
 The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax
 Movement & Silence
 An Annotated Syntax Reader
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax
 The Antisymmetry of Syntax
 Parameters and Universals
 Movement & Silence
Dissertation Director * of: A Syntactic Analysis of the Nominal Systems of Italian and Luganda: How nouns can be formed in the syntax
(Franca Ferrari, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Shupamem
(Abdoulaye Laziz Nchare, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Roots of Verbs
(Lisa Levinson, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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