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Summaries on German

25 Summaries on German

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
k/t alternation summary Kirk Hazen 10.316 Feb-26-1999
Language and Identity Natalia Neumann 10.677 May-06-1999
Prepositions/functional uses Andrew McIntyre 10.702 May-07-1999
French tagging software Alan Smith 10.725 May-12-1999
sum: language games Lynne Murphy 10.819 May-25-1999
Comparative Linguistics: Russian - German Evgeniy Gabrilovich 12.1062 Apr-12-2001
German Particle Simone Mueller 12.1361 May-15-2001
referential determiners Tania R Ionin 13.1014 Apr-10-2002
German Expressions Using "blau" Susanne Niemeier 13.1740 Jun-19-2002
Raija Solatie 13.268 Jan-30-2002
German Quotatives Ellen Fluharty 13.3043 Nov-14-2002
Re: German Quotatives Ellen Fluharty 13.3043 Nov-21-2002
German Quotatives Ellen Fluharty 13.3043 Nov-21-2002
Sum: The distribution of -heit/keit in German, or criteria of assessing morphological complexity Stefan Ploch 13.702 Mar-13-2002
sum: amendment to the summary of -heit/keit in German Stefan Ploch 13.746 Mar-20-2002
adjective and determiner inflection in German NPs Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy 14.825 Mar-19-2003
German NP inflection (continued) Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy 14.825 Mar-19-2003
Most Frequently Used German Words christina mendez 15.769 Mar-03-2004
The Syntax of Transitive Adjectives Fernando Martinho 16.1227 Apr-18-2005
Phonology of German Stefan Ploch 16.2311 Aug-01-2005
L2 Lang Acq: Advanced Learners' Dictionaries Julia Miller 21.4607 Nov-10-2010
Study: Acceptability Judgments in German Petra-Kristin Bonitz 21.4811 Nov-30-2010
Corpora of historical German texts Gert Webelhuth 8.386 Mar-16-1997
GO+and+VERB constructions (Epilog) Anatol Stefanowitsch 9.1812 Dec-18-1998
O-words: colloquial/slangy words ending in <-o> Mikael Parkvall 9.360 Mar-08-1998


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