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ERIC Number: ED003322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 162
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DIFFERENCES IN GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES WRITTEN AT THREE GRADE LEVELS, THE STRUCTURES TO BE ANALYZED BY TRANSFORMATIONAL METHODS.
HUNT, KELLOGG W.
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Tallahassee)