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Academic Paper

Title: Etymological Dictionary of Basque
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Editor: Max W. Wheeler
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Institution: University of Sussex
Author: R. Larry Trask
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Institution: University of Sussex
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Morphology
Subject Language: Basque
Abstract: The Vasconist R. L. (Larry) Trask died in March 2004 at the age of 59, leaving unfinished his Etymological Dictionary of Basque. His typescript, which runs to 418 pages, has now been edited and prepared for web publication by Max W. Wheeler. It is available as a PDF file as University of Sussex Linguistics and English Language Working Paper LxWP 23/08.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
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