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Name: Seth  Alfred Cable
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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State and/or Country: British Columbia
Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Tlingit
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Syncope in the Verbal Prefixes of Tlingit
 The Grammar of Q
Dissertation Abstract: The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles and the Nature of Wh-Fronting, as Revealed by the Wh-Questions of Tlingit



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