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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English


  • English language -- Grammar, Historical.,
  • English language -- Phonology, Historical.

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StatementEilert Ekwall ; translated [from the German] and edited by Alan Ward.
SeriesBlackwell"s English language series
LC ClassificationsPE1101 .E513 1975b
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 133 p. ;
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4927453M
ISBN 100631149309
LC Control Number76353928

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