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Subject: Compiling/computing known lexicons by age/education
Question: One of my acquaintances has a PhD in Linguistics; however, he's not
available to answer my questions at this time.

How do linguists (and others?) find out how many words different
groups (distinguished by age and education) know?

Thank you!

Sincerely and respectfully,

Dave Tozier
wryryt@yahoo.com

From: Dave Tozier
Date: 10-Jan-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: Compiling/computing known lexicons by age/education    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (11-Jan-2013)
  2. Re: Compiling/computing known lexicons by age/education    Nancy J. Frishberg     (11-Jan-2013)
  3. Re: Compiling/computing known lexicons by age/education    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (11-Jan-2013)

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