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A laboratory manual for introductory grammar courses.
Contains 298 datasets of problems taken from 117 languages spoken all over the world. International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols replaced the Americanist symbols in some datasets. Some datasets remain or have been recast in orthographies used by reading populations of certain languages where phonological issues are not in view.
The Instructor's Guide to Laboratory Manual for Morphology and Syntax is only available to course instructors who have purchased the manual.