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Name: Paul  Rowlett
Institution: University of Salford
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Homepage: http://www.languages.salford.ac.uk/staff/rowlett.php
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: Paul Rowlett (1998) 'Sentential negation in French', OUP.
Paul Rowlett (2000) 'The French language today: a linguistic introduction', 2nd ed., Routledge (with Adrian Battye and Marie-Anne Hintze).
Paul Rowlett (2007) 'The syntax of French', CUP.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sentential Negation in French
 The French Language Today
 The Syntax of French
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The French Language Today
Courses Taught: Introductory phonetics and phonology
Language and mind
Syntactic theory
Academic Paper Abstract: Laurence R. Horn and Yasuhiko Kato (eds.), Negation and polarity: syntactic and semantic perspectives. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. ix+271.
Do French speakers really have two grammars?
Le d├ębat sur la diglossie en France: aspects scientifiques et politiques
French imperatives, negative ne, and non-subject clitics

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