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Name: Rose  Marie Thomas
Institution: University of Westminster
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State and/or Country: Hertfordshire
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Selected Publications: The Partitive in Finnish and its relation to the weak quantifiers.
Ph.D thesis, University of Westminster, 2003
Courses Taught: Syntax 1, University of Westminster, 2002

Acquisition of Language, University of Westminster, 1994-5
Dissertation Abstract: The Partitive in Finnish and its Relation to the Weak Quantifiers
Academic Paper Abstract: The Interaction of Modality and Negation in Finnish

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