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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
Morphology Texts MJ Hardman, Dr 11.1079 May-11-2000
Inventing Languages Meredith Burt, Susan 11.1085 May-11-2000
Grammar and writing Hudson, Dick 11.1117 May-16-2000
For Query 11.94: American English Flap Guitart, Jorge 11.125 Jan-20-2000
English reflexives SHIMIZU, Makoto 11.1256 Jun-05-2000
Verbal interrogatives (11.119) Souag, Lameen 11.126 Jan-22-2000
Verbal interrogatives (11.119) Souag, Lameen 11.126 Jan-22-2000
loans/metaphors Kurtboke, P 11.1306 Jun-10-2000
loans/metaphors Kurtboke, Petek 11.1306 Jun-10-2000
Fieldwork Recorder Advice HMooney, HMooney 11.1346 Jun-14-2000
Color Metaphors Philip, Gill 11.1348 Jun-16-2000
Color Metaphors Philip, Gill 11.1348 Jun-16-2000
-ee Suffix in English Wanner, Anja 11.1355 Jun-18-2000
Earliest Lexical Blending Kemmer, Suzanne 11.1378 Jun-20-2000
for Query 11.13:English Word Frequency Wang, Jean 11.163 Jan-25-2000
for Query 11.13:English Word Frequency Wang, Jean 11.163 Jan-25-2000
Inversion in embedded clauses mwl1, mwl1 11.165 Jan-25-2000
Inversion in embedded clauses Lee, Ming-Wei 11.165 Jan-25-2000
Comitative Maisak, Timur 11.198 Jan-31-2000
Comitative Maisak, Timur 11.198 Jan-31-2000
for Query 11.190:"a couple" vs Fitzsimmons, Tom 11.202 Feb-01-2000
Summary of comments on Fitzsimmons, Tom 11.202 Feb-01-2000
PALM - a journal? Mueller, Simone 11.2417 Nov-03-2000
summary of foreign-lang (non-E Patrick, Peter L 11.2418 Nov-01-2000
ISO 639: reactions from users/ Ostler, Nicholas 11.294 Feb-06-2000

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