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Summary Details

Query:   Mac-equipped Linguistics Lab Resources
Author:  Johanna Rubba
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Not Applicable

Summary:   A week or so ago, I posted a query to teach-ling and to linguist for
materials usable in a Mac-equipped linguistics lab. I got several very
useful replies. These are posted on a web page, with hot links to sites
mentioned by others. Please visit this page at:


NOTE: this page is NOT linked to my homepage.

If I get any additional messages of interest, I will update the page
(watch the 'last updated' entry in the upper left corner).

Thanks to all those who sent information! I found some truly cool stuff!

Johanna Rubba
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
English Department
California Polytechnic State University
One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Tel. (805)-756-2184
Fax: (805)-756-6374
Dept. Phone. 756-259
E-mail: jrubba@calpoly.edu
Home page: http://www.calpoly.edu/~jrubba

Summer 1999: Unavailable 6/29-7/29 \149 Before 6/29 and after 7/29:
Response to voice- or e-mail within one week

LL Issue: 10.969
Date Posted: 21-Jun-1999
Original Query: Read original query


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