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LINGUIST List 23.1134

Tue Mar 06 2012

How will you stay up to date with reviews for books in your field?

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: A letter from Reviews Team member Veronica Drake
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

About five years ago, I left the green pastures of Bavaria for the even greener pastures
of Wisconsin to pursue a doctorate in English Linguistics. About a year into the program,
I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to start working as the assistant to
the LINGUIST List Review Editors Team, which is actually based here in Madison, WI.
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