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Sao Tomé and Cape Verde Contacts Needed

Date Submitted: 22-Sep-2011
From: Rebecca Mitchell
Subject: Sao Tomé and Cape Verde Contacts Needed
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Notice: I'm planning a sociolinguistics research project concerning Sao Tome and
Cape Verde and I'm looking for initial contacts in these regions. I intend to
focus on language policy/planning and language in education. I would be
interested in hearing from anyone from ST or CV who works in the field of
education, or anyone in a university department elsewhere with links with
institutions in these regions. I'd be extremely grateful for any contacts at