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Media: Re: Lehrer News Hour: URL

Submitter: Wayles Browne

Submitter Email: ewb2@cornell.edu
Media Body: Further to Suzette Haden Elgin's complaint (Linguist 13.2195): the
text of the Lehrer News Hour segment on sentences "without verbs" can
be seen a


Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
Morrill Hall 220, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.

Issue Number: 13.2197
Date Posted: August 29, 2002

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