26.2144, Fund Drive 2015: Sociolinguistics and Sytax Fight for 2nd Place While Computational Linguistics Dominates Subfield Challenge!

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Subject: 26.2144, Fund Drive 2015: Sociolinguistics and Sytax Fight for 2nd Place While Computational Linguistics Dominates Subfield Challenge!

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:17:09
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Subject: Fund Drive 2015: Sociolinguistics and Sytax Fight for 2nd Place While Computational Linguistics Dominates Subfield Challenge!

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