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Name: Thomas  Owen-Smith
Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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Homepage: http://www.hrelp.org/aboutus/students/index.php?pid=1451
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Anthropological Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Specialty: Morphosyntax; semantics; Indo-European (esp. Indo-Aryan, Romance, Greek); Tibeto-Burman (esp. Tamangic and other Bodish languages); Turkic (esp. Turkish); language contact; historical linguistics; anthrpological linguistics (esp. with regard to the environment)
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Hindi
Italian
Nepali
Spanish
Tamang, Eastern
Tamang, Western
Tamang, Eastern Gorkha
Tamang, Northwestern
Turkish
Tamang, Southwestern
Urdu
Jumli
Middle Greek
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Sino-Tibetan
Indo-European
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Trans-Himalayan Linguistics
Reviewer of: Dynamics of Contact-Induced Language Change (LL Issue 24.500)



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