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Summaries on Japanese

14 Summaries on Japanese

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
SUM Posting 15.1932 Barbara Avila-Shah 15.2028 Jul-07-2004
Japanese Suffixes Benjamin Barrett 14.3304 Dec-01-2003
Ouch!/ow!/aija! Fred Cummins 10.522 Apr-06-1999
for Query:10.1728 Do Support & Adjectives And Verbs Dave Gough 10.1917 Dec-11-1999
L2 interdental substitutions DAVE GOUGH 10.662 May-04-1999
Asian Adjectives Michael Jung 9.265 Feb-20-1998
Origins of Arigato Jonathan Lewis 12.1871 Jul-22-2001
Japanese First Language Acquisition David Ludden 9.267 Feb-22-1998
kanji by grade level (10.1265) Mark Mandel 10.1965 Dec-17-1999
Japanese/English Codeswitching Chad Nilep 12.2866 Nov-14-2001
translations of Japanese linguistics works barbara pizziconi 14.2111 Aug-08-2003
"Arigato" and "Tempura" Karen S. Chung 12.1906 Jul-26-2001
GO+and+VERB constructions (Epilog) Anatol Stefanowitsch 9.1812 Dec-18-1998
Kana/Kanji and Brain Damage John W. Nelson 12.2651 Oct-24-2001


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