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Creative Spelling PhD Supervisor Needed



Date Submitted: 05-Oct-2010
From: Des Ryan
Subject: Creative Spelling PhD Supervisor Needed
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Institution/Organization: Edinburgh University

Notice: I am trying to find people interested in supervising a PhD that researches creative spelling, of the kind seen in text messages, the internet and in naming. Does anybody know who might be suitable to contact?