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General Posting Policies
- We do not post messages which are political in nature, or include calls to action of any kind. LINGUIST has subscribers from over 100 different countries, who are drawn together solely by their interest in linguistics. We try to respect that orientation by avoiding discussion of national, international or community politics, since such discussion not only detracts from the primary purpose of the list but also tends to be of interest only to subscribers within the affected areas.
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