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Title: Discussion on Piraha: Correction to 18.1379 #1
Submitter: Dan Everett
Description: In LINGUIST List issue 18.1379
(http://linguistlist.org/issues/18/18-1379.html#1) I apparently wrote that
my Current Anthropology article was 25,000 pages. It only seemed that way
to the editor. Actually, the article with appendices was just under 25,000

Thanks to the reader who sent in a ironic message to point out this error.

Dan Everett
Date Posted: 09-May-2007
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
LL Issue: 18.1416
Posted: 09-May-2007

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