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Name: Jacqueline  Laurence Lecarme
Institution: Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle
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Homepage: http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/Gens/Lecarme/index-fr.php
State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Morphology Theory.
Subject Language(s): Somali
Selected Publications: (1991) Focus en somali : Syntaxe et interpretation. Linguistique Africaine, 7, pp. 33-64.
(1994) Focus et effets `verbe second' en somali. In Picabia (ed), Syntaxe des langues africaines, Revue de Linguistique de Vincennes, 5-66, pp.133-152.
(1996) Tense in the Nominal System : the Somali DP, in J. Lecartme, J. Lowenstamm & U. Shlonsky (eds), Studies in Afroasiatic Grammar, pp. 159-178, Holland Academic Graphics, The Hague.
(1999) Focus in Somali, In G. Rebuschi & L. Tuller (eds), The Grammar of Focus, John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
(1999) Nominal Tense and Tense Theory. In F. Corblin & als. (eds), Empirical Studies in Formal Syntax and Semantics 2, Selected papers from the Colloque de Syntaxe et Semantique a Paris (CSSP 1997), Holland Academic Graphics, The Hague.
(2001) Gender Polarity: Theoretical Aspects of Somali Nominal Morphology. In P. Boucher (ed), Many Morphologies, Cascadilla Press.
(2003) Nominal Tense and Evidentiality, In J. Gueron & L. Tasmowski (eds), Tense and Point of View, Presses de l'Universite Paris X-Nanterre,pp. 277-301.
(2003) (ed) Research in Afroasitic Grammar II, Selected Papers from the Fifth Conference on Afroasiatic Languages, Paris 2000. Amsterdam : John Benjamins.
(2004) Tense in Nominals. In J. Gueron & J. Lecarme (eds), The Syntax of Time, Cambridge :MIT Press.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Research in Afroasiatic Grammar
 Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II
 The Syntax of Time
 Time and Modality
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Time and Modality
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntactic Evolution of Modal Verbs in the History of English
(CĂ©line Romero, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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