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Name: M. Lynne  Murphy
Institution: University of Sussex
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Lexicology
Selected Publications: 1998, Defining people: Race and ethnicity in South African English dictionaries. International Journal of Lexicography 11:1-33.

1997,a) Afrikaans, American, and British models for South African English lexicography: Racial label usage. Lexikos 7:153-164.

1997,b) Agreement as non-directional: An approach to Bantu concord. In Robert K. Herbert (ed.), African Linguistics at the Crossroads: Papers from Kwaluseni, 221-237. Kvln: R|diger Kvppe.

1997,c) The elusive bisexual: Social categorization and lexico-semantic change. In Kira Hall and Anna Livia (eds.), Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality, 35-57. New York: Oxford UP.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Beng-English Dictionary
 Semantic Relations and the Lexicon
 Key Terms in Semantics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Semantic Relations and the Lexicon
 Beng-English Dictionary
Courses Taught: Semantics, Pragmatics, Lexical Semantics, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition, Research Project
Dissertation Director * of: Vertical Polysemy: a study in the dynamicity of meaning
(Anu Koskela, Author)
Reviewer of: Semantics: Weigand, ed. (1998) (LL Issue 11.1213)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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