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Query:   SUM Master's dissertation
Author:  Pia Kohlmyr
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Applied Linguistics

Summary:   Dear netters,

About a week ago I asked for help in locating Peter Master's
dissertation: "A cross-linguistic interlanguage analysis of the
acquisition of the English article system", (1987). I got immediate
response and I'd like to thank you all.I'm now trying interlibrary
loan (or possibly getting it through UMI). Above is the correct, full
title of the works. Again,thanks to:

Jeff MacSwan
Jack Hall
Richard Epstein
Scott DeLancey
Marjorie Parker
Bob Williams
Lyn Repath-Martos
Catherine Ball
Bruce Spencer
Robert Freel

Best regards,
Pia Kohlmyr

Mrs Pia Kohlmyr (PhD student) Phone: Int +46 (0)31 773 17 67
Gothenburg University E-mail: Pia.Kohlmyr@eng.gu.se
Department of English Fax: Int +46 (0)31 773 47 26
S-412 98 Gothenburg

LL Issue: 8.1222
Date Posted: 23-Aug-1997
Original Query: Read original query


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