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Media: Articles Noted on 'A Word a Day' Site

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: The following is a set of links to interesting language-related
articles which was posted over Anu Garg's A Word A DayAWADmail Issue
89 May 31, 2003. Since probably not everybody on LINGUIST subscribes
to AWAD, there might be some pieces that some of you have missed. They
are:

From: Anu Garg (anu@wordsmith.org)
Subject: Misc.

Interesting stories from the net:

He Wrote, She Wrote:
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/5931966.htm

Languages Bulldozing Others:
http://www.smh.com.au/text/articles/2003/04/18/1050172755530.htm

Much Ado About Nothing:
http://nytimes.com/2003/05/25/opinion/25SUN3.html


Karen Steffen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://www.topica.com/lists/phonetics/



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Issue Number: 14.1574
Date Posted: June 03, 2003

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