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Name: Norvin  Richards
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Homepage: http://web.mit.edu/norvin/www/home.html
State and/or Country: MA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Lardil
Tagalog
Wampanoag
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Movement in Language
 Uttering Trees
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Uttering Trees
 Movement in Language
Dissertation Abstract: What Moves Where When in Which Language?
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax and Semantics of Stem Composition in Ojicree
(Tanya Slavin, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Complementation in Chol (Mayan): A Theory of split ergativity
(Jessica Coon, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles and the Nature of Wh-Fronting, as Revealed by the Wh-Questions of Tlingit
(Seth Cable, Author)



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