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Media: Correction: Romanian Law Bans English in Public

Submitter: Karen S. Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ccms.ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: Hi -

I submitted this on 10/24, but it doesn't seem to have been posted. The
link originally given for this article expired soon after it appeared over
LINGUIST, and a number of people wrote to me asking where they could access
the piece.


Karen Chung

*************** Original post ************************

The URL for the article on English being banned in Romania expired
unexpectedly soon after it was submitted to LINGUIST. Here is a URL (also
updated at http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/linguistics.htm#media ) tha
should work:


Sorry for the inconvenience!


Karen Steffen Chung

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Issue Number: 13.2827
Date Posted: November 01, 2002

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