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Name: Leonid  Kulikov
Institution: Universiteit Leiden
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Sanskrit
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan
Selected Publications: 1993 The 'second causative': A typological sketch. In: B.Comrie & M. Polinsky (eds) Causatives and transitivity, 121-154. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
1999 Split causativity: remarks on correlations between transitivity, aspect, and tense. In: W. Abraham & L. Kulikov (eds). Tense-aspect, transitivity and causativity. Essays in honour of V. Nedjalkov, 21-42. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
2000 The Vedic type syáti revisited. In: B. Forssman & R. Plath (eds.) Indoarisch, Iranisch und die Indogermanistik, 267-283. Wiesbaden: Reichert.
2001 Causatives. In: M.Haspelmath et al. (eds) Language typology and language universals. Vol. 2, 886-898. Berlin:de Gruyter.
2001 The Vedic -ya-presents. PhD diss. Leiden University.
2003 The labile syntactic type in a diachronic perspective: The case of Vedic. SKY Journal of Linguistics 16, 93-112
2005 Reduplication in the Vedic verb: Indo-European inheritance, analogy and iconicity. In: B. Hurch (ed.) Studies on reduplication, 431-454. Berlin: Mouton.
2006 Passive and middle in Indo-European: Reconstructing the early Vedic passive paradigm. In: W. Abraham & L. Leisiö (eds). Passivization and typology: form and function, 62-81. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
2006 Case systems in a diachronic perspective: A typological sketch. In: L.Kulikov, A. Malchukov & P. de Swart (eds.) Case, Valency and Transitivity, 23-47. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Tense-Aspect, Transitivity and Causativity
 Case, Valency and Transitivity
 The Vedic ya-presents
Courses Taught: Historical Grammar of Sanskrit
Vedic Sanskrit
Linguistic Typology

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