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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Dec 15 13:50:41 UTC 2006

>From a professional explication for undergraduates of cultural-theory terms:

  "Phoneme... A phoneme is the smallest significant unit in language; thus, both 'a" and 'an' are phonemes, but 'n' is not."

  --Ross C. Murfin, "Glossary of Theoretical and Critical Terms," in Daniel R. Schwarz, ed. _Joseph Conrad: The Secret Sharer...with Biographical and Historical Contexts...and Essays from Five Contemporary critical Perspectives_ (Boston: Bedford Books, 1997), p. 264.

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