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Summaries on Spanish

17 Summaries on Spanish

Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date
Ouch!/ow!/aija! Fred Cummins 10.522 Apr-06-1999
Sum: Spanish Corpora Michael D Kliffer 8.389 Mar-17-1997
Spanish for Bilinguals/Native Speakers Douglas Demo 8.275 Feb-25-1997
Summary of Spanish discourse terms Douglas Demo 10.754 May-17-1999
Summary: Textbooks in Spanish Martina Faller 9.1776 Dec-13-1998
-EZ Suffix on Spanish Surnames Tom Flynn 15.1432 May-04-2004
L2 interdental substitutions DAVE GOUGH 10.662 May-04-1999
summary responses to Spanish gender (9.1567) Maria Jose Alvarez-Torres 8.675 Nov-10-1998
summary responses to Spanish gender (9.1567) Maria Jose Alvarez-Torres 9.1581 Nov-10-1998
Spanish Verb Particles Gjevnoe Kurt 13.1090 Apr-19-2002
French 'r', Spanish 'rr' Jen Mah 14.652 Mar-06-2003
Color Survey matubara matubara 10.686 May-06-1999
Spanish Usage Responses K. Miller 12.3068 Dec-09-2001
Spanish word frequency corpora Rochelle Newman 14.3542 Dec-09-2003
Subjects of Non-inflected and Inflected Verbs Rocío Pérez-Tattam 17.72 Jan-10-2006
Spanish clitic Randy Sharp 11.638 Mar-20-2000
An Unusual Spanish Construction Colin Whiteley Whiteley 12.38 Jan-09-2001


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