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!Xu Sound System Silva, Adelaide 16.2833 Sep-30-2005
"A couple" or "A couple of"? Tom, Fitzsimmons 11.190 Jan-26-2000
Pronunciation of the word &quo Heinrich, Pfandl 13.36 Jan-09-2002
Origin of the name 'Chechnia' Bahloul, Maher 13.601 Mar-05-2002
Origin of the name 'Chechnia' Bahloul, Maher 13.601 Mar-05-2002
Origin of the name 'Chechnia' Bahloul, Maher 13.601 Mar-05-2002
"Corporate Noun-Phrase Reversal" Stowell, Dan 13.2209 Sep-02-2002
"Duplication" Mallej, Zouhair 10.167 Feb-01-1999
author of "English words" quote kemmer, kemmer 13.406 Feb-12-2002
'If/Then' in English Dialects Davis, William 19.542 Feb-15-2008
"Miami" Latin American Spanish Fadden, Lorna 15.2558 Sep-11-2004
'Not Yet' Type Constructions Wright, Tony 16.3501 Dec-06-2005
'Outperforming' Native Speakers Duffield, Nigel 17.912 Mar-24-2006
"round" in different languages M Ghilarov, Alexei 8.446 Mar-27-1997
"sollen" Solatie, Raija 13.129 Jan-20-2002
''Taking the Lab to the Field' Whalen, Doug 25.363 Jan-20-2014
RE: "To tide someone over" PICARD, MARC 10.107 Jan-23-1999
'and' and anaphora Geurts, Bart 8.1767 Dec-08-1997
'Be' as Source of (Action) Nom Sansò, Andrea 24.1876 Apr-30-2013
Term "Functional Load" Bogdan, David R. 10.1740 Nov-15-1999
'Give Fear' ('Frighten')-type Alba-Salas, Josep 17.1664 May-28-2006
'Have' Meaning 'Perceive' Khalifa, J-C 17.128 Jan-16-2006
When/Where did "I see" mean "I Angelino, Robert 10.375 Mar-09-1999
I'll shall, I'd should, you'd might etc. Breul, Carsten 13.2425 Sep-21-2002
'like'/'manner' as Purpose Clause Marker Treis, Yvonne 22.3269 Aug-16-2011

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