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Theoretical Ling: Summer Schools and Equivalents Hagit Borer 22.2193 23-May-2011
Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis in Science Fiction Flaminia Robu 21.921 24-Feb-2010
Tertiary Stress and Optimality Theory Sarah Collie 17.2849 29-Sep-2006
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Writing Systems Benedetta Bassetti benedetta 14.289 27-Jan-2003
Sum: Subtraction in Numerals Ivan A Derzhanski 13.3329 11-Dec-2002
Kinesthetic-based Human Languages? Dan Moonhawk Alford 12.918 01-Apr-2001
Ellipisis in English George A. Senf 12.808 23-Mar-2001
Chomsky & Statistics Joseph Davis 11.567 11-Mar-2000
OT and SLA phonology Femke Wester 11.473 03-Mar-2000
for Query 11.186 Feminine names ending in '-a' Kentaro Toyama 11.352 17-Feb-2000
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GoldVarb (addendum) Robert Sigley 9.1476 22-Oct-1998
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