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Native Speakers of Standard Finnish



Date Submitted: 02-Sep-2009
From: Philip W. DAVIS
Subject: Native Speakers of Standard Finnish
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Institution/Organization: Rice University

Notice: I am seeking speakers of Standard (Helsinki) Finnish, who would be willing to examine a short set of sentences taken from the literature and to respond to six questions about their usage. I will submit the sentences & questions in a pdf file.
Many thanks in advance.

Philip W. Davis
Prof. Emeritus of Linguistics
Rice University