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Name: Nikolaus  P. Himmelmann
Institution: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/~himmelmann/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: 2004 (with E. Schultze-Berndt), 'Depictive secondary predicates in crosslinguistic perspective', Linguistic Typology 8:59-131.

2003 (with John Hajek & John Bowden), 'Lóvaia: An East Timorese Language on the verge of extinction', International Journal of the Sociology of Language 160:155-167.

2002a 'Voice in two northern Sulawesi languages ', in: Fay Wouk and Malcolm Ross (eds) The history and typology of western Austronesian voice systems, 123-142, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

2002b 'Voice in Western Austronesian: An update', in: Fay Wouk & Malcolm Ross (eds), The history and typology of western Austronesian voice systems, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 7-16.

2002c 'Eine bedrohte Sprache in Osttimor', gbs-bulletin 7:9-15.

2001 Sourcebook on Tomini-Tolitoli Languages. General Information and Word Lists, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
1999 (with John Wolff), Toratán, München: Lincom (Languages of the World, Materials 130).

1997 Deiktikon, Artikel, Nominalphrase: Zur Emergenz syntaktischer Struktur, Tübingen: Niemeyer (Linguistische Arbeiten 362).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Toratan (Ratahan)
 Sourcebook on Tomini-Tolitoli Languages
 What makes Grammaticalization?
 Papers in Austronesian Subgrouping and Dialectology
 Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification
 Essentials of Language Documentation
 A Journey Through Austronesian and Papuan Linguistic and Cultural Space
 Potentials of Language Documentation
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  What makes Grammaticalization?
 Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification
 Potentials of Language Documentation
Dissertation Director * of: The structure and Use of Shape-based Noun Classes in Miraña (North West Amazon)
(Frank Seifart, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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