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Media: Baltimore Sun article on Endangered Languages

Submitter: Monica Macaulay

Submitter Email: mmacaula@wisc.edu
Media Body: The Baltimore Sun ran an article called "Ancient tongues fade away"
today - it can be found a
http://www.sunspot.net/bal-te.language14jul14,0,4570027.story.

- Monica

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Monica Macaulay
Department of Linguistics
University of Wisconsin
1168 Van Hise
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
email: mmacaula@wisc.edu
web: http://ling.wisc.edu/~macaulay/monica.html
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Issue Number: 14.1939
Date Posted: July 16, 2003

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