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Name: Geoffrey  S. Nathan (IPA: dʒɛfri neɪθən)
Institution: Wayne State University
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State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
History of Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Phonology, Natural theories, cognitive grammar, Academic Computing Policy, Computer Law and Security
Selected Publications: Nathan, Geoffrey S. 2008. Phonology: A Cognitive Grammar Introduction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Nathan, Geoffrey S. 2007 Phonology. In Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics, Dirk Geeraerts and Hubert Cuyckens, eds., Oxford University Press. Pp. 611-631.
Nathan, Geoffrey. 2007. Is the phoneme usage-based—some issues. International Journal of English Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 173-194
Nathan, Geoffrey. 2002 Clicks in a Chinese Nursery Rhyme. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. Volume 31.2:215-217
Announced on LINGUIST :  Phonology
Courses Taught: Phonetics, phonology, introduction, American Dialects, Languages of the World.
Reviewer of: Review of: WinSAL-V SPEECHLAB (LL Issue 8.334)
Re: Review of software (LL Issue 8.986)
Language Acquisition/Phonology: Ota (2003) (LL Issue 16.1790)
The Routledge Concise Compendium of the World’s Languages (LL Issue 23.2855)
Academic Paper Abstract: FRANÇOIS DELL & MOHAMED ELMEDLAOUI, Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic (Kluwer International Handbooks in Linguistics 2). Dordrecht & Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. Pp. xvi + 384. ISBN: 1-4020-1076-1

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