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Name: Sanford  B Steever
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State and/or Country: CT
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: Dravidian linguistics
Subject Language(s): Tamil
Language Family(ies): Dravidian
Selected Publications: The Dravidian Languages.
The Tamil Auxiliary Verb System.
Analysis to Synthesis: The Development of Complex Morphology in the Dravidian Languages.
The Serial Verb Construction in the Dravidian Languages.
Selected Papers in Tamil and Dravidian Linguistics
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Dravidian Languages
 Tamil Auxiliary Verb System
Reviewer of: General Ling/South Asian Lang: Singh (2004) (LL Issue 16.2054)
General Ling/Ling Theories: Mufwene et al. (2005) (LL Issue 16.3239)
Auxiliary Verb Constructions (LL Issue 19.1961)
South Asian Languages (LL Issue 24.1933)

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