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Media: US Public Radio: Chinese-lang Newspapers in USA

Submitter: Lee Hartman

Submitter Email: lhartman@siu.edu
Media Body: It's always interesting to see the news media bring linguistic topics to the
attention of the public. On National Public Radio the March 25 broadcas
included a segment on Chinese-language newspapers in the United States. You
can hear the audio clip a

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Lee Hartman
Dept. of Foreign Languages
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4521

Issue Number: 13.819
Date Posted: March 26, 2002

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