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Media: Ladefoged in the news

Submitter: Susan Ervin-Tripp

Submitter Email: ervintripp@berkeley.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Media Body: On December 5, a radio program called The California Report carried a
segment about Peter Ladefoged's archive of sounds from languages from far
and wide. You can hear the segment at:

http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R812051630/b
Issue Number: 20.607
Date Posted: January 16, 2009

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