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39 Summaries on Lexicography

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
Summary: Swadesh query Robin Allott 13.2622 13-Oct-2002
Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages José Álvarez 17.1438 07-May-2006
Summary: 'cookies' monika bruendl 9.309 02-Mar-1998
Lexicology/Lexicography Julie Coleman 8.679 07-May-1997
Ouch!/ow!/aija! Fred Cummins 10.522 06-Apr-1999
CD-ROM summary Peter Daniels 8.450 28-Mar-1997
Sum: spoken vs. written language Nicole Dehe 14.1986 20-Jul-2003
Denotation of the "n-th Week of the Month/Year" Gregor Erbach 12.1858 19-Jul-2001
for Query 11.190:"a couple" vs "a couple of" Tom Fitzsimmons 11.202 01-Feb-2000
For Query 11.94: American English Flap Jorge Guitart 11.125 20-Jan-2000
Summary #2: Lexical Semantics Readings Request, from Linguist list volume 10.1459.3 Heidi Harley 10.1644 31-Oct-1999
Lexical Semantics readings: summary on the web Heidi Harley 10.1688 05-Nov-1999
Lexical semantics readings, one more time Heidi Harley 10.1664 02-Nov-1999
angry/hungry et al? alan harris 8.929 17-Jun-1997
Summary: Breast/Milk Lexicon Krisadawan Hongladarom 9.198 10-Feb-1998
adjectives, terminology, follow-up Charles J Fillmore 8.1134 04-Aug-1997
Nonlexical Interjections Gina Joue 12.1067 16-Apr-2001
Earliest Lexical Blending Suzanne Kemmer 11.1378 20-Jun-2000
loans/metaphors Petek Kurtboke 11.1306 10-Jun-2000
Origins of Arigato Jonathan Lewis 12.1871 22-Jul-2001
Sum: Electronic Dictionary on CD-ROM Ping Li 8.504 11-Apr-1997
L2 Lang Acq: Advanced Learners' Dictionaries Julia Miller 21.4607 10-Nov-2010
English Affect Word-List Brian Murphy 17.2734 19-Sep-2006
"White weapon" Ignacy Nasalski 14.1420 19-May-2003
O-words: colloquial/slangy words ending in <-o> Mikael Parkvall 9.360 08-Mar-1998
Color Metaphors Gill Philip 11.1348 16-Jun-2000
"Arigato" and "Tempura" Karen S. Chung 12.1906 26-Jul-2001
French frequency dictionary T Say 8.231 14-Feb-1997
Meaning of 'Bobonkt' Carlota Smith 17.2133 14-Jul-2006
International Words Karen Steffen Chung 9.1779 12-Dec-1998
'enjoy oneself (by) doing' Hiroaki Tanaka 9.139 30-Jan-1998
Sum: Russian word frequency lists Michael Ullman 9.169 04-Feb-1998
Sunshower summary Bert Vaux 9.1795 16-Dec-1998
for Query 11.13:English Word Frequency Jean Wang 11.163 25-Jan-2000
Sum: Parallel multilingual wordlists Daniel Wedgwood 14.1367 13-May-2003
Origin of Pot 'Cannabis' Max Wheeler 16.2853 03-Oct-2005
English Roots within English Words/Completion Summary Jack Williams 10.655 03-May-1999
Sum for lexical chain. Dongqiang Yang 14.3225 23-Nov-2003
Sum. English Word Frequency (Update) Alex Zheltuhin 9.291 26-Feb-1998


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