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Looking for information on Jonathan de Berkeley-Wykes

Date Submitted: 12-Aug-2009
From: Hilary Sachs
Subject: Looking for information on Jonathan de Berkeley-Wykes
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Notice: Does anyone have any information on the life and/or death of Jonathan de Berkeley-Wykes, a linguist who was active in the early to mid 1980s? Any info appreciated (including obituary notice); he was a good friend, and we lost touch. Just found out he died.... Thank you in advance.