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Name: Jay  H. Jasanoff
Institution: Harvard University
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Homepage: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~lingdept/members/jasanoff.html
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Armenian
Gothic
Sanskrit
Hittite
Irish, Old
Tokharian A
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Hittite and the Indo-European Verb
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Hittite and the Indo-European Verb
Dissertation Director * of: The Prosodic Structure of Irish, Scots Gaelic, and Manx
(Antony Green, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Indo-European Origins of the Nasal Inchoative Class in Germanic and Balto-Slav
(Yaroslav Gorbachov, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Bardi Verb Morphology in Historical Perspective
(Claire Bowern, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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