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LINGUIST List 20.1205

Wed Apr 01 2009

what: A Ride It's Been at LINGUIST!

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        1.     linguist, Each day is full of new challenges         2.     linguist, 3 Hours Left in Edinburgh University Press Contest!

Message 1: Each day is full of new challenges
Date: 01-Apr-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Each day is full of new challenges
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Message 2: 3 Hours Left in Edinburgh University Press Contest!
Date: 01-Apr-2009
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: 3 Hours Left in Edinburgh University Press Contest!
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