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Name: Shanley  E. M. Shanley
Institution: Boston University
State and/or Country: MA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Aspects of Argument Structure Acquisition in Inuktitut
Courses Taught: Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition
Cognitive Development and Language
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Dissertation Director * of: Colloquial Russian Particles -TO, ZHE, and VED' as Set-Generating
(Svetlana McCoy, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Ultimate Attainment in Postpuberty Second Language Acquisition
(Marja Inkeri Urponen, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: An Investigation of Bilingual Childen's Metalinguistic Awareness in Two Typologically Unrelated Languages
(Mohammed Al-Dossari, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Aptitude, Rehearsal, and Skin Conductance Response in Foreign Vocabulary Learning
(Kristina Dahlen, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Crosslinguistic Influence in First and Second Languages: convergence in speech and gesture
(Amanda Brown, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Limits of Eventual Lexical Attainment in Adult-Onset Second Language Acquisition
(Andrea Hellman, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Variability in L1 and L2 French WH-Interrogatives: The roles of communicative function, WH-word, and metalinguistic awareness
(Elizabeth Zwanziger, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Syntax and Acquisition in the Prepositional Domain: Evidence from English for fine-grained syntactic categories
(Heather Littlefield, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Crosslinguistic influence in bilingual acquisition: subject omission in learners of Inuktitut and English
The future of Inuktitut in the face of majority languages: Bilingualism or language shift?

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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