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Name: Maria  Polinsky
Institution: Harvard University
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Homepage: http://scholar.harvard.edu/mpolinsky/home
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Abkhazian
Armenian
Chukot
Turkish, Crimean
Dido
Kabardian
Rutul
Malagasy, Plateau
Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Causatives and Transitivity
 The Nature of Explanation in Linguistic Theory
 Movement Theory of Control
 Hypothesis A/Hypothesis B
Dissertation Director * of: "The Unaccusative Trap": L2 acquisition of English intransitive verbs
(Hiroyuki Oshita, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Processing Information Structure: Evidence from comprehension and production
(Heidi Cowles, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Developmental Perspectives on the Acquisition of the Passive
(Jean Crawford, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Hidden Structure of Thai Noun Phrases
(Peter Jenks, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Crosslinguistic Investigation of Palatalization
(Nicoleta Bateman, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Does headedness affect processing? A new look at the VO–OV contrast
Reanalysis in Adult Heritage Language

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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