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Name: Jila  Ghomeshi
Institution: University of Manitoba
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Homepage: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~ghomeshi/
State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: Syntax-Pragmatics interface, Syntax-Morphology interface
Subject Language(s): Persian, Iranian
Language Family(ies): Iranian
Selected Publications: (2003) Contrastive Focus Reduplication in English: The SALAD-SALAD paper. (with Ray Jackendoff, Nicole Rosen and Kevin Russell) Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
(2003) Plural marking, indefiniteness, and the noun phrase. Studia Linguistica.
(2001) 'Control and Thematic Agreement. Canadian Journal of Linguistics.
(1997) Non-projecting nouns and the Ezafe Construction in Persian. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.
(1997) Topics in Persian VPs. Lingua.
(1996) Binding, Possessives, and the Structure of DP. Proceedings of NELS 26.
(1994) Lexical/Syntactic Relations without Projection. Linguistic Analysis (with Diane Massam).
(1991) The Semantics of the Bengali Verb fela. Canadian Journal of Linguistics.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Determiners
 Grammar Matters
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Grammar Matters
Courses Taught: Syntax (all levels)
Semantics (undergraduate)
Language and Gender (undergraduate)
Morphology (all levels)
Dissertation Director * of: The Features of Movement in Romanian
(Gabriela Alboiu, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Empty Noun Construction in Persian
(Saeed Ghaniabadi, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Intonational Grammar of Persian
(Nima Sadat-Tehrani, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Projection and Inflection: A study of Persian phrase structure

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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