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Media: Language Gene

Submitter: Phaedra Royle

Submitter Email: phaedra.royle@mail.mcgill.ca
Media Body: Hello all,

A program called ''La parole : une histoire de FOX P2'' (Speech: A
story of FOX P2) on the genetics of language, was aired on May 4th on
a science program (Découverte), by the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation (French) and is linked to the following website. It is
possible to buy their programs.

http://www.radio-canada.ca/actualite/decouverte/reportages/03-05-04/parole.html

Phaedra Royle

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Phaedra Royle, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
McGill University
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1266 ouest, avenue des Pins
Montréal, Québec H3G 1A8
Canada

phone: (514) 398-2413
e-mail: phaedra.royle@mail.mcgill.ca

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Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG

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Issue Number: 14.1264
Date Posted: May 06, 2003

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