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Name: John  B Whitman
Institution: Cornell University
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Syntactic Theory and First Language Acquisition: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives. Volume 1
 Category Neutrality
 Grammatical Change
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Grammatical Change
Dissertation Director * of: Focus Projection and Wh-Head Movement
(Yuko Yanagida, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Acquisition of Japanese Numeral Classifiers
(Kasumi Yamamoto, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Morphosyntax and Morphophonology of Japanese Predicates
(Kunio Nishiyama, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Acquisition of Verb Second Grammar in Child Swedish: Continuity of Universal Grammar in Wh-questions, topicalization and verb raising
(Lynn Santelmann, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Ergativity and Word Order in Austronesian Languages
(Edith Aldridge, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Relevance of Gradability in Natural Language: Chinese and English
(Zhiguo Xie, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Identifying Auxiliaries in First Language Acquisition Evidence From A New Child French Corpus
(Cristina Dye, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonetics and Phonology of Stop Lenition in Korean
(David Silva, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Tense and Aspect in Old Japanese: Synchronic, diachronic, and typological perspectives
(Kazuha Watanabe, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax of the Meronymic Construction
(Ignazio Mirto, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Old Portuguese in Hebrew Script: Convention, contact, and convivĂȘncia
(Devon Strolovitch, Author)

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