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Me and John Can Do It Lee Hartman 18.2380 Aug-08-2007
English Judgments on the Meaning of 'other' Oystein Nilsen 18.688 Jan-26-2007
Usurpative Etymology of Suppletive Forms Konrad Szczesniak 18.68 Jan-10-2007
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Contour-tone-only Languages? Jennifer Alexander 18.1302 Apr-27-2007
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Existential Constructions Ljuba Veselinova 18.1301 Apr-19-2007
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Corpus of Spoken American English Susanne Strubel 18.2231 Jul-24-2007
Outreach Programs in K-12 schools Paula Chesley 18.1952 Jun-28-2007
Recasts as Corrective Feedback Yue Li 18.2004 Jun-30-2007
References for Research on Popular Culture Monika Bednarek 18.2005 Jul-03-2007
Interaction of Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony Sara Finley 18.2381 Aug-06-2007
19th Century Dialects of Western Massachusetts Julie Roberts 18.2600 Sep-06-2007
Partial /p/ Reduplicants Mark Jones 18.3005 Oct-15-2007
The State of Applied Linguistics & TGT Ronald Sheen 18.2812 Sep-27-2007
Corpus Linguistics and Frequency Peyton Todd 18.3088 Oct-22-2007


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