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Name: Andrew  Garrett
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/lingdept/Current/people/facpages/garrett.html
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Typology
Language Family(ies): Yurok
Oceanic
Costanoan
Miwokan
Selected Publications: ''Relative Clause Syntax in Lycian and Hittite''. Die Sprache 36 (1994) 29-69.
''Wackernagel's Law and Unaccusativity in Hittite'', in Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena, edited by A. Halpern and A. Zwicky (1996), pp. 85-133.

''The Origins of Consonant-Vowel Metathesis'' (with Juliette Blevins), Language 74 (1998) 508-556.

''On the Origin of Auxiliary Do'', English Language and Linguistics 2 (1998) 283-330.

''On the Prosodic Phonology of Ogam Irish,'' Ériu 50 (1999).

''A New Model of Indo-European Subgrouping and Dispersal,'' BLS 25 (1999) 146-56.

''Reduplication and Infixation in Yurok: Morphology, Semantics, and Diachrony.'' International Journal of American Linguistics 67 (2001).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Grammatical Change
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Grammatical Change
Dissertation Director * of: Strong Linearity: Three case studies towards a theory of morphosyntactic templatic constructions
(Jeff Good, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Velar Palatalization: Coarticulation, perception, and sound change
(Susan Guion, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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