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Media: Bill Bright Obituaries: NY Times, LA Times

Submitter: Ann Sawyer

Submitter Email: sawyer@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

Media Body: Susan Ervin-Tripp kindly provided LINGUIST List with links to both the New
York Times and Los Angeles Times newspapers obituaries marking Bill
Bright's recent passing. The NYT obit is now archived and therefore you
will be required to register in order to view it. The registration is
free. No registration is required (at the time of this message's posting)
to view the LA Times piece.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/23/books/23bright.html?ref=books
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bright18oct18,1,7577096.story?
Issue Number: 17.3147
Date Posted: October 26, 2006

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