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Query:   Lexicology/Lexicography
Author:  Julie Coleman
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Lexicography

Summary:   I'd like to thank everyone who replied to my query about
lexicology/lexicography discussion groups. A number of you said that
you would also be interested to know what was available, so here is a

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Thanks to:
Anne Dijkstra <adykstra@fa.knaw.nl>
"Izzy (Israel) Cohen (req-telaviv)" <Izzy@telaviv.ndsoft.com>
Peter HOWARTH <elu6ph@lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
"P.Lutzeier" <P.Lutzeier@surrey.ac.uk>
Hassan Durgauhee <hassan@ling.ed.ac.uk>
"Peter R. Burton" <burto009@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

Julie Coleman
English Department Leicester University University Road
Leicester UK LE1 7RH (44) (0116) 252 2635

LL Issue: 8.679
Date Posted: 07-May-1997
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