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Name: John  W. Du Bois
Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Mayan
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Preferred Argument Structure
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Preferred Argument Structure
Dissertation Director * of: Morality in Grammar and Discourse: Stance-taking and the negotiation of moral personhood in Sakapultek (Mayan) wedding counsels
(Robin Shoaps, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Historical Conflict in Present-Day Interaction: Discursive social action and decision-making for the future of the Chehalis River Watershed
(Petra Shenk, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Directives in Lingala: Participation and subjectivity in a Congolese women's church group
(Annette Harrison, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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