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47 Summaries on Language Documentation

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
Numbers 6-10 MARC PICARD 8.444 26-Mar-1997
Whispering and singing in tone languages Susan Fischer 8.567 22-Apr-1997
Summary: Sao Tome Creole Ana Lucia Santos 8.844 06-Jun-1997
Sum: Russian word frequency lists Michael Ullman 9.169 04-Feb-1998
Summary: English word frequency Alex Zheltuhin 9.258 19-Feb-1998
About Optative Mood in Greek Language Nicla Rossini 9.1457 19-Oct-1998
Language Maps Mari Broman Olsen 9.1486 23-Oct-1998
summary responses to Spanish gender (9.1567) Maria Jose Alvarez-Torres 9.1581 10-Nov-1998
Movies with convincing accents Joseph Tomei 8.675 14-Nov-1998
Sources of Amerind and Armenian descriptive material David Harris 9.1701 02-Dec-1998
Amerind/Armenian Source David Harris 9.1722 03-Dec-1998
Correction Re. Sum, 9.1701, Sources/Amerind & Armenian SILVER SILVER 9.1728 04-Dec-1998
English-based creole textbook JPKIRCHNER JPKIRCHNER 9.1727 06-Dec-1998
Mayan references Rosa J GarciaBarragan 10.67 15-Jan-1999
summary of 'de se' responses Ana Perez-Leroux 10.604 26-Apr-1999
Sum: Verbal interrogatives (11.119) Lameen Souag 11.126 22-Jan-2000
for Query 11.13:English Word Frequency Jean Wang 11.163 25-Jan-2000
ISO 639: reactions from users/potential users Nicholas Ostler 11.294 06-Feb-2000
Negative Particles in NP Marina Vassiliou 11.726 30-Mar-2000
Null Subject Languages Ronald Sheen 11.929 21-Apr-2000
loans/metaphors Petek Kurtboke 11.1306 10-Jun-2000
Fieldwork Recorder Advice HMooney HMooney 11.1346 14-Jun-2000
Color Metaphors Gill Philip 11.1348 16-Jun-2000
French 'Si' Ira Noveck 12.259 31-Jan-2001
Talking Drums & Whistled Speech Aniruddh Patel 12.419 15-Feb-2001
Corpora English and German Frank Oswalt 12.526 25-Feb-2001
Ellipisis in English George A. Senf 12.808 23-Mar-2001
Origins of Arigato Jonathan Lewis 12.1871 22-Jul-2001
"Arigato" and "Tempura" Karen S. Chung 12.1906 26-Jul-2001
Unicode & Tones Musgrave, S. 13.681 13-Mar-2002
Apostrophe Rules in Langs Daniel Buncic 13.1566 31-May-2002
Influence of L2 on L1 Kirk Masden 13.1891 10-Jul-2002
Valence changing and ergativity Eva Monr√≥s 14.1836 02-Jul-2003
Surface Glides Susannah Levi 14.2186 19-Aug-2003
Dublin English Emma Moore 8.675 17-Oct-2003
English Dialect Alternation: Was/Were Mark Jones 15.3282 22-Nov-2004
Spanish Frequency Counts Harriet Bowden 15.3326 29-Nov-2004
Ottawa Animacy Hierarchy Naomi Fox 16.837 18-Mar-2005
Bibliography on Mandinka Joana Rossello 16.838 19-Mar-2005
Transcription of Digital Audio Susan Gehr 16.1172 11-Apr-2005
Human Subjects Requirements Claire Bowern 16.1467 06-May-2005
Chinese Spoken Word Frequency Zachary Sloane 17.698 07-Mar-2006
Spoken Irish and Welsh Corpora in Transcription Alessio Frenda 18.1303 30-Apr-2007
Transcription Symbol for Unaspirated Alexandre Arkhipov 19.1231 09-Apr-2008
Kissing in Letters and Texts Hugo Griffiths 20.2889 25-Aug-2009
Language Maps Candice Luebbering 20.3235 21-Sep-2009
Oral History Project: Digitizing a Corpus of Text Wayles Browne 22.1037 28-Feb-2011


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