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Media: The Age: The Decline of Gaelic

Submitter: Jessica Boynton

Submitter Email: jessica@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Media Body: This article on The Age is about the rapid decline of the Gaelic language
in Scotland. No registration is necessary to view the article.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/the-terminal-decline-of-gaelic/2006/02/12/1139679474631.html
Issue Number: 17.488
Date Posted: February 13, 2006

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