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Name: Cedric  Boeckx
Institution: Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies
State and/or Country: Spain   
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Mechanisms of Chain Formation
 Islands and Chains
 Multiple Wh-Fronting
 A Course in Minimalist Syntax
 Minimalist Essays
 Agreement Systems
 Linguistic Minimalism: Origins, Concepts, Methods, and Aims
 Bare Syntax
 Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement
 Language in Cognition
 Control as Movement
 The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism
 The Biolinguistic Enterprise
 Language, from a Biological Point of View
 Syntactic Islands
 The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Multiple Wh-Fronting
 Language in Cognition
 Language, from a Biological Point of View
 The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism
Dissertation Director * of: Syntax Unchained
(Hirohisa Kiguchi, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Grammatical Effects of Topic and Focus Information
(Jung-Min Jo, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Relativization and Ellipsis
(Adam Szczegielniak, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax and Typology of Bantu Relative Clauses
(Brent Henderson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Elliptical Predicate Constructions in Mandarin
(Ruixi Ai, Author)
Reviewer of: Review of Culicover and Postal, Parasitic Gaps (LL Issue 12.1687)
Academic Paper Abstract: Elena Anagnostopoulou, The syntax of ditransitives: evidence from clitics (Studies in Generative Grammar 54). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2003. Pp. xiv+379.
Paul M. Postal, Skeptical linguistic essays. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. 414.

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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