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Journal Title: Journal of Germanic Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   23/1
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Raising: Dutch Between English and German
by Johan van der Auwera, Dirk Noël
pp 1-36

The Pluricentricity of German: Perceptions of the Standardness of Austrian and German Lexical Items
by James Pfrehm
pp 37-63

Voicing of Initial Interdental Fricatives in Early Middle English Function Words
by pp 65-81

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
German
English, Middle
 
LL Issue: 22.787