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Query Details


Query Subject:   English/Spanish Modals
Author:   Maria Cristina Castro
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Syntax

Query:  
Mon, 5 May 1997 09:10:13
lijeni
lijeni@cc.ncu.edu.tw
Textbooks for introduction to syntax and semantics



Dear netters,

I am going to teach two courses next year: ''introduction to
syntax'' and ''introduction to semantics''. Right now, I am
looking for textbooks. If you have any suggestion, please
give me an e-mail at lijeni@cc.ncu.edu.tw. Thank you.



Jen-i Li
National Central Univ.
LL Issue: 8.663
Date posted: 06-May-1997



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