Johanna Nichols

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Linguist Johanna Nichols is a professor emerita on active duty in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include the Slavic languages, the linguistic prehistory of northern Eurasia, language typology, ancient linguistic prehistory, and languages of the Caucasus, chiefly Chechen and Ingush. Nichols's best known work, Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time, won the Linguistic Society of America's Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for 1994.[1]


  • Predicate Nominals: A Partial Surface Syntax of Russian. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. ISBN 0-520-09626-6.
  • Grammar Inside and Outside the Clause: Some Approaches to Theory from the Field. Edited by Johanna Nichols and Anthony C. Woodbury. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985. ISBN 0-521-26617-3.
  • Evidentiality: The Linguistic Coding of Epistemology. Edited by Wallace Chafe and Johanna Nichols. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Pub. Corp., 1986. ISBN 0-89391-203-4
  • Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. ISBN 0-226-58056-3.
  • Sound Symbolism. Edited by Leanne Hinton, Johanna Nichols, and John J. Ohala. Cambridge [England]; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-521-45219-8.
  • Chechen-English and English-Chechen Dictionary = Noxchiin-ingals, ingals-noxchiin deshnizhaina. London; New York: Routledge Curzon, 2004. ISBN 978-0-203-56517-9. Johanna Nichols, Ronald L. Sprouse, and Arbi Vagapov.
  • Ingush Grammar. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. ISBN 0-520-09877-3.


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