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Name: Robert  Allen Cloutier
Institution: University of Amsterdam
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Selected Publications: EDITED VOLUMES
2010. Studies in the History of the English Language V: Variation and change in English grammar and lexicon: Contemporary approaches. Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin. (co-edited with Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm and William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.)

ARTICLES
2013. A comparison of *haitan in Gothic and Old English. In Werner Abraham and Elly van Gelderen (eds), Comparative studies in Early Germanic languages: with a focus on verbal categories (Studies in Language Companion Series). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2013. Sifting through the textual evidence: Linguistic variation in 17th-Century Amsterdam. Diachronica 30:3. (co-authored with Mike Olson and Fred Weerman)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND WORKING PAPERS
2006. Adpositional phrases of direction in the history of Dutch: The case of in. ACLC Working Papers 2006:1, 67-77.
2005. An Optimality Theoretic approach to consonant clusters of foreign loanwords in Korean. Issues in EFL 3:1, 97-111.
2005. People ask me, ‘What’s my research?’: The syntax of subordinated interrogatives in English. Interlingüística (Proceedings of XIX Conferencia Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas) 15:1, 319-325.
2001. Diachronic negation in English: A minimalist analysis with references to other languages. University of Georgia Working Papers in Linguistics. Ed. Marlyse Baptista and Lamont Antieau. Athens, Georgia: University Press.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
2004. Mongolian. Encyclopedia of linguistics, 2 vols., Ed. Philipp Strazny. New York: Routledge.
2004. Spain. Encyclopedia of linguistics, 2 vols., Ed. Philipp Strazny. New York: Routledge.

BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES
2009. The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language, 2nd edition, David Crystal 2003. eLanguage April 21.
2006. Germanic standardizations: Past and present, Eds. Ana Deumert and Wim Vandenbussche 2003. Language 82:1, 195.
2006. From OV to VO in Early Middle English, Carola Trips 2002. English Language and Linguistics 9:1, 181-191.
Announced on LINGUIST :  West Germanic OV and VO
 Studies in the History of the English Language V
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Studies in the History of the English Language V
Courses Taught: Historical Linguistics
Language Variation and Change
Comparative Germanic Syntax
Language in Society and Pragmatics
Philosophy of Science of Linguistics
Academic Paper Abstract: Carola Trips, From OV to VO in Early Middle English. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 60. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2002. Pp. 356. Hardback €120, ISBN 90 272 2781 0 (Eur.); hardback $144, 1588113116 (US).



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