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Media: Brasilia Governor Bans Verb Form

Submitter: Lowell Winterbottom

Submitter Email: lowbottom@gmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Media Body: I believe this may a first... Has any other government tried to ban a piece
of morphology before?

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aEFxqHghg28Q
Issue Number: 18.2902
Date Posted: October 05, 2007

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