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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
Focus condition on Heavy Shift Breul, Carsten 8.675 Nov-20-1998
Focus condition on Heavy Shift Breul, Carsten 9.1651 Nov-20-1998
Focus/Narrow Syntax/Bangla Banerji, Sharbani 12.1182 Apr-30-2001
Possible Book in Coptic Pazzaglia, L. 15.3238 Nov-18-2004
kanji by grade level (10.1265) Mandel, Mark 10.1965 Dec-17-1999
History of English textbook Bohn, Ocke-Schwen 10.1957 Dec-17-1999
Summary of responses to query Hardy, Stephan 10.1911 Dec-09-1999
Summary of responses to query Hardy, Stephan 10.1911 Dec-09-1999
French section of the Handboo Coffey, Neil 10.1908 Dec-10-1999
French section of the Handboo Coffey, Neil 10.1908 Dec-10-1999
2nd Complementizers Salmond, Neil 10.1838 Dec-06-1999
2nd Complementizers Salmond, Neil 10.1884 Dec-06-1999
multiple wh-XP interrogatives Breul, Carsten 10.1870 Dec-03-1999
multiple wh-XP interrogatives Breul, Carsten 10.1870 Dec-03-1999
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
Summary of comments on Fitzsimmons, Tom 11.202 Feb-01-2000
for Query 11.190:"a couple" vs Fitzsimmons, Tom 11.202 Feb-01-2000
For Query 11.94: American English Flap Guitart, Jorge 11.125 Jan-20-2000
For Query: 10.1587 Negation in French Kitamoto, Kitamoto 10.1799 Nov-25-1999
For Query: 10.1587 Negation in French Kitamoto, Misako 10.1799 Nov-25-1999
For Query: 10.1655/ Persian data and EPP Lotfi, Ahmad 10.1710 Nov-09-1999
For Query: 10.1655/ Persian data and EPP Lotfi, Lotfi 10.1710 Nov-09-1999
For Query: 10.1659/ Verb Frequency Lists Salay, Nancy 10.1711 Nov-09-1999
For Query: 10.1659/ Verb Frequency Lists Salay, Nancy 10.1711 Nov-09-1999

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