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Linguistics and Computer Science Collection

Date Submitted: 08-Apr-2007
From: Bill Fisher
Subject: Linguistics and Computer Science Collection
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Notice: Having recently retired, I'm facing the problem of how to dispose of my collection of books & papers in linguistics and computer science covering roughly the years 1965-2001. Any ideas? Any bookstores buy this stuff? Any new departments need an instant (but mostly outdated) library? Any 3rd-world universities want to build up their resources?

- Bill Fisher (PhD Ling, U. of C.)