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Name: Wallace  Chafe
Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/chafe/
State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Caddo
Language Family(ies): Caddoan
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Importance of Not Being Earnest
 The Importance of Not Being Earnest
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Importance of Not Being Earnest
Dissertation Director * of: Caddo Verb Morphology
(Lynette Melnar, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Coming to Order: Natural selection and the origin of syntax in the Mandarin speaking Child (China)
(Mary Erbaugh, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Adverbial Clauses in BarbareƱo Chumash Narrative Discourse
(Suzanne Wash, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonology and Morphology of the Tanacross Athabaskan Language
(Gary Holton, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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