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Name: Martine  Irma Robbeets
Institution: University of Mainz
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State and/or Country: Belgium
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Selected Publications: 1. Robbeets, M. I. (2005). Is Japanese Related to Korean, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic? Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (975 pp)

2. Robbeets, M. I. (2005). Obituary Sergei Starostin. Turkic Languages 9. 1-8.

3. Robbeets, M. I. (2005). Does Doerfer’s Zufall mean ‘cognate’? The case of the initial velar correspondence in Altaic. Turkic Languages 8. 146-178

5. Robbeets, M.I. (2004). Swadesh 100 on Japanese, Korean and Altaic. Tokyo University Linguistic Papers, TULIP 23. 99-118.

6. Robbeets, M.I. (2000). Etymological evidence for the value of the Middle Korean triangle grapheme. Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia 5.97-132.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology
 Shared Grammaticalization
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Shared Grammaticalization
Dissertation Abstract: Is Japanese Related to the Altaic Languages?

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