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Query Details


Query Subject:   falsifiability in OT
Author:   Christopher Hogan
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics

Query:   I am a doctoral student and I am making a frequency vocabulary of the
spoken Spanish. If anyone wants to give me some information about
frequency vocabularies (about spoken or written language) in spanish,
english, french, german or another languages (I am interested, above
all, in the methodology) and how to get this kind of information in
the net, I will receive it very happy. I wil summarize the most
important things to the subscriptors of the list. Thanks in advance.

Marcial.Terradez@uv.es
LL Issue: 8.457
Date posted: 05-Apr-1997



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