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Name: Lakhan  Gusain (IPA: lakhan gusaaiin)
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
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Homepage: http://www.bastigiri.org/lakhan
State and/or Country: DC
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Languages of Northwest India, Pakistan,and Afghanistan
Subject Language(s): Marwari
Selected Publications: Books
1. Wagri Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, ??) Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (In Press).

2. Mewari Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, 431) Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (2005).

3. Harauti Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, ??) Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (In Press).

4. Dhundhari Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, ??) Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (In press).

5. Marwari Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, 427) Muenchen: Lincom Europa (2004).

6. Mewati Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, 386) Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (2003).

7. Shekhawati Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, 385) Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (2001).

8. Bagri Grammar. (Languages of World/Materials, 384) Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (2000).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bagri
Courses Taught: Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Pashto, Balochi, Punjabi
Dissertation Abstract: A Descriptive Grammar of Bagri
Academic Paper Abstract: Endangered Language: A Case Study of Sansiboli

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