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English dialectology an introduction by Lawrence M. Davis

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Published by University of Alabama Press in University, Ala .
Written in English


  • English language -- Dialectology

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StatementLawrence M. Davis.
LC ClassificationsPE1711 .D38 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 151 p. :
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3782835M
ISBN 100817301143, 0817301135
LC Control Number81023164

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