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Name: Lenore  A. Grenoble
Institution: University of Chicago
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State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Language endangerment; contact linguistics; discourse analysis
Subject Language(s): Evenki
Russian Sign Language
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Evenki
 Deixis and Information Packaging in Russian Discourse
 Endangered Languages: Current Issues and Future Prospects
 Language Policy in the Soviet Union
 Saving Languages
 Language Documentation
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Saving Languages
 Language Policy in the Soviet Union

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