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Query Details

Query Subject:   Estuary English
Author:   j.mercury@interia.pl>
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Linguists,

I am looking for updated information concerning Estuary English . I
studied the material placed on the Internet by Professor John
C. Wells, but I have not found any information about the curren
research and recent findings. Nor have I managed to find any
recordings of EE speakers.

Do you know:

1. where I could find the above information/recordings;
2. who is currently doing a research on EE and could share their
findings with me?

I will be very much obliged to gain access to any materials published
or unpublished but written after 2000.

I also wish to thank everyone who has already helped me.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Ryfa

LL Issue: 14.1994
Date posted: 23-Jul-2003


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