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Name: Peter  Sells
Institution: Stanford University
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Complex Predicates
 Formal and Empirical Issues in Optimality Theoretic Syntax
 Morphology and the Web of Grammar
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Morphology and the Web of Grammar
Dissertation Director * of: Argument Composition and the Lexicon: Lexical and periphrastic causatives in Korean
(Elizabeth Bratt, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Lexical Semantics and Linking in the Hierarchical Lexicon
(Anthony Davis, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Scrambling and Japanese Phrase Structure
(Shuichi Yatabe, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Configuring Topic and Focus in Russian
(Tracy Holloway King, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: On the Wordhood of Complex Predicates in Japanese
(Yo Matsumoto, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Deriving Word Order in Code-Switching: Feature inheritance and word order
(Ji Young Shim, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Negation: A lexicalist, constraint-based perspective
(Jung-Bok Kim, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Semantics and Pragmatics of Evidentials in Cuzco Quechua
(Martina Faller, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Resumption as Resource Management
(Ash Asudeh, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: States, changes of state, and the Monotonicity Hypothesis
(Andrew Koontz-Garboden, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Clause Structure and Argument Realization in Tongan
(Douglas Ball, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Mixed Categories in the Hierarchical Lexicon
(Robert Malouf, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The Big Mess Construction: interactions between the lexicon and constructions

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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