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Name: Veneeta  Dayal
Institution: Rutgers University
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Hindi
Selected Publications: 2004 Joint Editor with Anoop Mahajan, Clause Structure in South Asian Languages, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
1996 Locality in WH Quantification: Questions and Relative Clauses in Hindi, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Locality in Wh Quantification
 Clause Structure in South Asian Languages
Courses Taught: Semantics I,
Semantics II,
Topics in Semantics I,

Seminars in Semantics:
Reduced Inner Arguments in Incorporation, Compounding and Detransitivization
Specificity and Questions (jointly with Roger Schwarzschild)
Bare Nominals and Genericity
The Semantics of 'Free Choice' Questions
Field Methods: Navajo (Jointly with Akin Akinlabi)
Qualifying Paper Workshop

Introduction to Language (Large Lecture, Honors and Regular)
Language and Context
Investigation into an Unfamiliar Language: Sinhala
Introduction to Discourse Analysis
Structure of Hindi (at Harvard University)
Dissertation Director * of: Degree Modification in Natural Language
(Jessica Rett, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Unexpected (In)definiteness: Plural generic expressions in Romance
(Heather Robinson, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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