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Title: Representing Language: Essays in Honor of Judith Aissen
Edited By: Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Bravo
Line Mikkelsen
Eric Potsdam
URL: http://linguistics.ucsc.edu/news-events/news/aissen.html
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This volume is a collection of 19 essays on linguistics honoring Judith Aissen.
It includes papers on general and theoretical linguistics, syntax, optimality
theory and Mayan languages.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Linguistics Research Center, UC Santa Cruz
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Bats
Cree, Plains
Chol, Tila
Czech
English
German
Greek, Modern
Itzá
Jacaltec, Western
Quiché
Russian
Spanish
Tzotzil, Zinacantán
Yiddish, Eastern
Yiddish, Western
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0983693803
ISBN-13: 9780983693802
Pages: 326
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