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Summaries on French

24 Summaries on French

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
For Query: 10.1587 Negation in French Misako Kitamoto 10.1799 Nov-25-1999
Sum: French section of the Handbook of the IPA Neil Coffey 10.1908 Dec-10-1999
for Query:10.1728 Do Support & Adjectives And Verbs Dave Gough 10.1917 Dec-11-1999
French frequency dictionary T Say 8.231 Feb-14-1997
Negation/Affirmation Matti Miestamo 8.289 Feb-25-1997
French Searchable Dictionary S Levi 12.3082 Dec-11-2001
Ouch!/ow!/aija! Fred Cummins 10.522 Apr-06-1999
L2 interdental substitutions DAVE GOUGH 10.662 May-04-1999
Color Survey matubara matubara 10.686 May-06-1999
summary: past ability verbs Debra Ziegeler 9.362 Mar-12-1998
Sum: French section of the Handbook of the IPA Neil Coffey 10.1908 Dec-10-1999
O-words: colloquial/slangy words ending in <-o> Mikael Parkvall 9.360 Mar-08-1998
Prepositions/functional uses Andrew McIntyre 10.702 May-07-1999
French tagging software Alan Smith 10.725 May-12-1999
For Query: 10.1587 Negation in French Kitamoto Kitamoto 10.1799 Nov-25-1999
French Liaison Roger Billerey 10.1330 Sep-09-1999
referential determiners Tania R Ionin 13.1014 Apr-10-2002
Fortition of Palatal Glide in Romance Steven Schaufele 13.463 Feb-16-2002
Liaison Acquisition in French Paviour-Smith, Martin 14.1915 Jul-12-2003
French Counting System Kim Ruth 15.533 Feb-09-2004
Parallel Texts for MT Evaluation D Elliott 14.1678 Jun-13-2003
Negation in Contemporary French Bruno Estigarribia Fioravanti 12.1851 Jul-18-2001
French 'r', Spanish 'rr' Jen Mah 14.652 Mar-06-2003
References on Future Expression in French Fanny Forsberg 17.992 Mar-31-2006


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