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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
GO+and+VERB constructions (Epilog) Stefanowitsch, Anatol 9.1812 Dec-18-1998
Technology in Linguistics Classes Hazen, Kirk 9.1825 Dec-22-1998
Third Summary, Lexical Borrowing net>, nourgalal@usa 10.11 Dec-26-1998
The Specifics of Specificity Larche Moreton, Rebecca 10.12 Jan-04-1999
Parameter-within-Parameter; Su ressy, ressy 10.10 Jan-05-1999
American /t/ Faulkner, Dan 10.44 Jan-11-1999
Chomsky quote source Dimond (S&T Onsite), Sean 10.85 Jan-12-1999
Revised - American /t/ Faulkner, Dan 10.51 Jan-12-1999
Mayan references J GarciaBarragan, Rosa 10.67 Jan-15-1999
Syntactic calque corcoll, cristina 10.66 Jan-15-1999
Serial Verbs Construction Rulai, Li 10.78 Jan-16-1999
-ise vs. -ize Maalej, Zouhair 10.93 Jan-20-1999
Language and communication awareness Faulstich, Andrea 10.94 Jan-20-1999
To tie someone over PICARD, MARC 10.125 Jan-27-1999
Summary on contractions in English Smith, Alan 10.127 Jan-27-1999
Small linguistics programs Wharton, David 10.144 Jan-29-1999
BBS software or service rowe, charlie 10.154 Feb-02-1999
multiple wh-questions Ikuo, Miura 10.173 Feb-04-1999
Personal Pronouns/Reference to Mother Dury, Richard 10.216 Feb-07-1999
Prague School influence Newmeyer, Frederick 10.220 Feb-10-1999
English /(s)tr/ clusters harrison, shelly 10.217 Feb-10-1999
Bilingual compounding references Levy, Erika 10.317 Feb-26-1999
k/t alternation summary Hazen, Kirk 10.316 Feb-26-1999
Reduplication Maalej, Zouhair 10.360 Mar-06-1999
Motherese and SLA Wagner, Laura 10.395 Mar-12-1999

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