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Name: Lyle  Campbell
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Specialty: American Indian languages, Finno-Ugric
Subject Language(s): Kaqchikel
Chicomuceltec
Pipil
Xinca
Mayan, Epigraphic
Language Family(ies): Mayan
Finno-Ugric
Selected Publications: 1979 The Languages of Native America: An Historical and Comparative Assessment. Austin: University of Texas Press. (L. Campbell and Marianne Mithun, editors). (1034 pp.)

1995 Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Alice C. Harris & L. Campbell) (488pp). [Awarded the LSA 1998 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award.]

1997 American Indian languages: the historical linguistics of Native America. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

1998 Historical Linguistics: Introduction to Principles and Procedures. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (To appear in May.) 130 articles
Announced on LINGUIST :  Historical Linguistics
 American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America
 New Zealand English
 Historical Linguistics (Second Edition)
 Historical Linguistics
 Grammar from the Human Perspective
 A Glossary of Historical Linguistics
 Language Classification
 The World of Linguistics Volume 2
 Historical Linguistics
 Historical Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Historical Linguistics (Second Edition)
 American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America
 Historical Linguistics
 Language Classification
 New Zealand English
 Historical Linguistics
Courses Taught: SCUBA, hiking, kayaking historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, typology & universals, phonology, field methods
Dissertation Director * of: Language Choice, Code-switching and Language Shift in Antakya, Turkey
(Joan Smith/Kocamahhul, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonology and Morphology of Kubeo: The documentation, theory and description of an Amazonian language
(Thiago Chacon, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Topics in Mocho' Phonology and Morphology
(Naomi Palosaari, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: On South American Indian languages: reply to Aikhenvald
Syntactic reconstruction and demythologizing 'Myths and the prehistory of grammars'
Who speaks what to whom? Multilingualism and language choice in Misión La Paz

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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