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Name: Sjef  Barbiers
Institution: Meertens Institute
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Homepage: http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/cms/en/staff/142446?task=view
State and/or Country: The Netherlands
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Modality and its Interaction with the Verbal System
 Syntactic Microvariation
 Dimensions of Movement
 Teun Hoekstra: Arguments and Structure
 Microvariation in Syntactic Doubling
 Syntactic Atlas of the Dutch Dialects
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Teun Hoekstra: Arguments and Structure
 Modality and its Interaction with the Verbal System
Dissertation Director * of: Quantitative Perspectives on Syntactic Variation in Dutch Dialects
(Marco Spruit, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Ellipsis in Dutch Dialects
(Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Syntactic doubling and the structure of wh-chains

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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