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Name: Lisa  Travis
Institution: McGill University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Phrase Structure
Language Family(ies): Malagasy
Tagalog
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics
Field Methods
Dissertation Director * of: Malagasy Clause Structure
(Ileana Paul, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Aspects of Ergativity in Tagalog
(Anna Maclachlan, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: L2 Acquisition of Russian Aspect
(Larissa Nossalik, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Transfer and Learnability in Second Language Argument Structure: Motion verbs with locational/directional PPs in L2 English and Japanese
(Shunji Inagaki, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Verb-Stranding VP Ellipsis: A cross-linguistic study
(Lotus Goldberg, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: On the Nature of Intra-Clausal Relations: A study of copular sentences in Russian and Italian
(Asya Pereltsvaig, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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