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Name: Lisa  Matthewson
Institution: University of British Columbia
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca/People/lisa.htm
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Selected Publications: 1998 Determiner Systems and Quantificational Strategies: Evidence from Salish, Holland Academic Graphics, The Hague. 380 pages.

2004 How Natural is the Meta-Language? Comments on Durst’s Paper. Theoretical Linguistics

2001 Quantification and the Nature of Cross-Linguistic Variation. Natural Language Semantics 9:145-189.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Determiner Systems and Quantificational Strategies: Evidence from Salish
 Studies in Salish Linguistics in Honor of M. Dale Kinkade
 Quantification: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Courses Taught: Introduction to Lingistics


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Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax and Semantics of Clause-Typing in Plains Cree
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Dissertation Director * of: The Semantics of Determiners: Domain restriction in Skwxwú7mesh
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