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Query Details


Query Subject:   Student Journals Used for Teaching
Author:   John Levis
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics

Query:   I am writing about the use of student journals in introductory linguistics
classes, and I have heard that Richard W. Bailey once wrote about the
use of language journals as well. I have not been able to trace a citation
for this. Can anyone familiar with Prof. Bailey's (o(or anyone else's) work
on this topic help? Thanks.
LL Issue: 23.2795
Date posted: 21-Jun-2012



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