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Eric wrote:
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Wow, fascinating!! Despite <nitpick>(1) his Engl. (L2?) is non- 
idiomatic in
places, and (2) quite a few typos/mis-spellings just in the parts I  
read; of
course it's preliminary.</nitpick> Sorry about that, but such things  
just
jump out at me. Presumably he'll get a good copy-editor at OUP.
 >>

Alan's a former TA of mine (when I was at Berkeley).  His first
language was Chinese, and English is his second (or third).  But,
of course, one doesn't necessarily want idiomatic language in an
academic paper, does one...?

-David
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