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Media: Guardian Article on Larry Trask

Submitter: Zoe Toft

Submitter Email: zt1@soas.ac.uk
Media Body: Thursday's Guardian (a national daily broadsheet in the UK) has an
interview with Larry Trask


It starts: ''A way with words

Asked to name a linguist, most people come up with Chomsky or
Pinker. But Larry Trask - an expert on Basque - deserves to be famous
too. By Andrew Brown ''

Issue Number: 14.1794
Date Posted: June 27, 2003

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