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Name: Elena  Tribushinina
Institution: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Selected Publications: 1. Tribushinina, E. (in press, a). Reference points in linguistic construal: Scalar adjectives revisited. Studia Linguistica 63(2).

2. Tribushinina, E. (in press, b). The linguistics of zero: A cognitive reference point or a phantom? Folia Linguistica 43.

3. Tribushinina, E. (in press, c). Vantages on scales: A study of Russian dimensional adjec-tives. To appear in Language Sciences 31.

4. Tribushinina, E. (2008a). EGO as a cognitive reference point: The case of nevysokij and nizkij. Russian Linguistics 32(3).

5. Tribushinina, E. (2008b). Cognitive reference points: Semantics beyond the prototypes in adjectives of space and colour. Utrecht: LOT.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Cognitive reference points
 Vantage Theory
Courses Taught: Coherence in Text and Doscourse, Stylistics, Dutch as a second language
Dissertation Abstract: Cognitive Reference Points: Semantics beyond the prototypes in adjectives of space and colour

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