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Media: Language Article in Dear Abby

Submitter: Annie Ferreira

Submitter Email: aferreira@htivs.com
Media Body: This column was published on April 9th. When I read it I found myself taking
issue with many of the points, while agreeing with many others.

I thought I'd like to get the rest of the linguists' opinions! Check it out:
http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby/viewda.cfm?uc_fn=1&uc_full_date=20020410&uc
_daction=P&uc_comic=da

Annie C. Ferreira
Project Manager/Linguis
HTI Voice Solutions, Inc.
E-mail: aferreira@htivs.com

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Issue Number: 13.1007
Date Posted: April 12, 2002

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