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The Language "Problems" of Answering Machine Recordings.

Language Commentator Geoffrey Nunberg shares his thoughts on the peculiar grammatical logic of telephone answering machine recordings.

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Other segments from the episode on November 25, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 25, 1987: Interview with Arthur Miller; Review of Mitsuko Uchida's album "Piano concertos, Nos. 22 & 23"; Interview with Herbert Block; Commentary on answering…

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