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Name: Johanna  Nichols
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Subject Language(s): Chechen
Ingush
Selected Publications: Ingush - English dictionary. http://ingush.berkeley.edu.7012/

''The Comparative Method as Heuristic.''
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sound Symbolism
Dissertation Director * of: The Acquisition of Russian Aspect
(Sabine Stoll, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Strong Linearity: Three case studies towards a theory of morphosyntactic templatic constructions
(Jeff Good, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Grammatical Relations in Chinese: Synchronic and diachronic considerations
(Randy LaPolla, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonology and Morphosyntax of Kol
(Bonnie Henson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Constructional Morphology: The Georgian version
(Olya Gurevich, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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