Lexicons of Early Modern English

James Knight jlk at 3GECKOS.NET
Thu Jun 1 22:10:34 UTC 2006

Forwarded to me by a colleague -- of possible interest to ADS-L readers.



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>University of Toronto Press, in collaboration with Ian Lancashire
>and the University of Toronto Library, is pleased to announce the launch of
>Lexicons of Early Modern English at
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James Knight, MLIS
jlk at 3geckos.net
Friday Harbor, WA

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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