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Tim Thornes

By: Sherry Squires   Published 2:59 pm / August 25, 2017


Tim Thornes

Associate Professor of Linguistics
Department of English

Tim Thornes has published a chapter in the newly released book titled “Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology” from Oxford University Press. His contribution, “On the heterogeneity of Northern Paiute directives,” spotlights one of Idaho’s indigenous languages through an exploration of imperative speech acts by challenging the notion that complex social hierarchy is necessary for subtle and complex variation in the grammar of directive speech.