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Professor Howard Lasnik is among the world's best theoretical linguists. He has produced influential and significant paintings in parts corresponding to syntactic concept, logical shape, and learnability. This number of essays attracts jointly a few of his top paintings from his colossal contribution to linguistic conception.
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