From: Ann Sawyer <sawyerlinguistlist.org>
Subject: LINGUIST List: A Forum
Dear LINGUIST Readers,
On December 13, 1991, Anthony Aristar posted LINGUIST's first issue,
announcing the formation of the List. In that issue, Dr. Aristar wrote
that LINGUIST's goal was "...to provide a forum for the discussion of those
issues which interest professional linguists." If you would care to read
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