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Name: Katrin  Hiietam
Institution: University of Liverpool
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://ee-translations.com/default.aspx
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Finno-Ugric Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Estonian
Selected Publications: Selected publications:

Monograph: The Estonian Noun Phrase: Grammatical Relations, Topicality and Definiteness. Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton.

3. (Submitted). Eestlasted ja eesti keel Põhja-Inglismaal. (Estonians and Estonian language in Northern-England). A book chapter in a collective volume, Ed by Viikberg, “Eesti keel välismaal“ (Estonian Language abroad)

4. (2005). Hiietam, K. & S. Manninen. ‘Some thoughts on the Balto-Finnic passives and impersonals.’. In Heinat, Fredrik & Klingvall, Eva (eds). The Department of English in Lund: Working Papers in Linguistics. Vol. 5. University of Lund. (ISSN 1652-0017)

5. (2005). Hiietam, K. ‘Case Marking in Estonian Grammatical Relations’. The University of Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics. Vol. 10. University of Leeds (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/linguistics/WPL/WPL.html)

6. (2004). Hiietam, K ‘Accusative – why not?’ Proceedings of the 11th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics. Manchester: University of Manchester.

7. (2003). Hiietam, K. & Börjars, K. (University of Manchester) ‘The emergence of a definite` article in Estonian.’ In Nelson & Manninen (eds.) Generative approaches to Finnic and Sámi Linguistics. Stanford: SCLI

8. (2003). Kaiser, E. & K. Hiietam (. A Typological Comparison of Third Person Pronouns in Finnish and Estonian. In Svenonius, P. (ed.) In Nordlyd 31:4. Proceedings of the 19th Scandinavian Conference in Linguistics. Tromsø: University of Tromsø.
Announced on LINGUIST :  PLUM proceedings from the 9th PGC (2000) at the University of Manchester
Courses Taught: Introduction to English Grammar;

Introduction to the English Sound System;
Finno-Ugric Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Definiteness and Grammatical Relations in Estonian
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics: Grenoble (2003) (LL Issue 15.536)
Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Grünthal (2003) (LL Issue 15.1012)
Phonology: Lehiste et al. (2003) (LL Issue 15.2832)

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