One Hundred Years of English Studies in Dutch Universities: Seventeen Papers Read at the Centenary Conference, Groningen, 15-16 January 1986

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G. H. V. Bunt, E. S. Kooper, D. R. M. Wilkinson
Rodopi, 1987 - 274 pages

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Douglas Gray Oxford Chaucer and Gentilesse
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Mike Hannay Free University Amsterdam English Comma Place
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J Posthumus Groningen Short Forms of English Loans in Dutch
93
Frits Stuurman Utrecht Approaching Ought to
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David Denison ManchesterUniversity of Amsterdam On Word
139
Ingrid TiekenBoon van Ostade Leiden Negative Do in 18th
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H Aertsen Free University Amsterdam The Use of Dialect Words
173
H H Dragstra Groningen The Modernity of Modern Chaucer
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