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Name: Nicholas  J. Enfield
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.mpi.nl/people/enfield-nick
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Semantics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Ethnosyntax
 Linguistic Epidemiology
 A Grammar of Lao
 The Anatomy of Meaning
 The Anatomy of Meaning
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Ethnosyntax
 The Anatomy of Meaning
Dissertation Director * of: The structure and Use of Shape-based Noun Classes in MiraƱa (North West Amazon)
(Frank Seifart, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Sign-Spatiality in Kata Kolok: How a village sign language of Bali inscribes its signing space
(Connie de Vos, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre
(Alice Gaby, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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