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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
CD rom Linguistics: summary Jeanine, Treffers-Daller, 9.1594 Nov-11-1998
CD rom Linguistics: summary Treffers-Daller, Jeanine 8.675 Nov-11-1998
Morphosyntactic Features Mike_Maxwell, Mike_Maxwell 9.1599 Nov-13-1998
Movies with convincing accents Tomei, Joseph 8.675 Nov-14-1998
Movies with convincing accents Tomei, Joseph 9.1612 Nov-14-1998
Introductory Syntax Textbook: Response Sharp, Randy 9.1643 Nov-18-1998
Morphosyntactic Features: 2nd summary Mike_Maxwell, Mike_Maxwell 9.1644 Nov-18-1998
Introductory Syntax Textbook: Response Sharp, Randy 8.675 Nov-18-1998
Negotiation in interaction Oeller, Wilfried 9.1645 Nov-19-1998
Negotiation in interaction Oeller, Wilfried 8.675 Nov-19-1998
Focus condition on Heavy Shift Breul, Carsten 9.1651 Nov-20-1998
Focus condition on Heavy Shift Breul, Carsten 8.675 Nov-20-1998
Animacy Carnie, Andrew 9.1653 Nov-20-1998
Sources of Amerind and Armenia Harris, David 9.1701 Dec-02-1998
Amerind/Armenian Source Harris, David 9.1722 Dec-03-1998
Correction Re. Sum, 9.1701, So SILVER, SILVER 9.1728 Dec-04-1998
Animacy II Carnie, Andrew 9.1726 Dec-05-1998
Biblical Hebrew Pereltsvaig, Asya 9.1729 Dec-05-1998
English-based creole textbook JPKIRCHNER, JPKIRCHNER 9.1727 Dec-06-1998
Another Morphosyntactic Features Mike_Maxwell, Mike_Maxwell 9.1770 Dec-08-1998
Lexical Borrowing net, nourgalal@usa 9.1777 Dec-09-1998
Re: Cognate Object summary Csuri, Piroska 9.1757 Dec-10-1998
International Words Steffen Chung, Karen 9.1779 Dec-12-1998
Textbooks in Spanish Faller, Martina 9.1776 Dec-13-1998
Sunshower summary Vaux, Bert 9.1795 Dec-16-1998

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