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Blogging IY Lin2008c

Blogs mentioning IYL 2008, (21/3 - 20/9/2008)

This is a list of blogs (and a few bloglike CMS or forum entries) that mention the International Year of Languages, begining from March 21, which happens to be World Poetry Day and marks the Bahá'í New Year , and ending on September 20. For earlier dates follow the links at the upper right or bottom of the page.

(NB- I am behind on updating this page so there are some significant gaps...)

Each blog mentioned includes a link to the relevant article. For blogs that have RSS feeds for comments, those are provided.


Adult Education FAQ

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BBL 7233 Heritage/Community Languages

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The Bayesian Heresy

Assorted Podcasts , Saturday, August 2, 2008
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Boi Zebu Editorial Services

Translation Nation , July 13, 2008
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Bolii | बोली | భాష | Language | Lingvo

Just published: Why Languages Matter , Friday, September 19, 2008
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I see that UNESCO will organise a special meeting ...

I see that UNESCO will organise a special meeting on 15th December to commemmorate the global language Esperanto. A language which most people have not even heard of.An interesting video can be seen at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8837438938991452670
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Buffalo Summer

2008 , Sunday, June 29, 2008
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Call of Nature

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Classical Bookworm

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Confessions of a Linguist!

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Construyendo Capital Humano

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Cook Partners

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Eductra.com

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Embryonisms: on Science and Arts.

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Excess Copyright

World Book and Copyright Day , Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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I don't think that UNESCO intends to suggest any r...

I don't think that UNESCO intends to suggest any relationship between endangered languages and copyright. The intended connection is just between endangered languages and publishing.
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ExOnline

Casi diez , 28-Jun-2008
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Faramir Fiction Archive

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Faraway, so close!

2008 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LANGUAGES , Segunda-feira, 7 de Abril de 2008
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Global Forum

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The Ideophone

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By: Aduerbia sonus: Ideophones in two 17th century grammars of Japanese — The Ideophone

[…] types before in the artful renditions of Kisi ideophones by Joanna Taylor: bákàlà-bákàlà 'the sound of big, fat raindrops' and bíààà 'rain softly falling'. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { […]

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Hi Mark, Just catching up with this item and with your interesting blog, which I did not know about.

FYI, I posted a link to this entry on a list of blogs that mention the International Year of Languages.

All the best!

By: Wednesday Round Up #32 « Neuroanthropology

[…] Dingemanse, The Sound of Rain Falling, In Your Ears Art and ideophones […]

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In search of enlightenment

"Language teachers of the world!" , Thursday, 17 April 2008
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Hi Andrew, I'm just catching up belatedly with you...

Hi Andrew, I'm just catching up belatedly with your blog post (thanks for the mention!) and project. I've added the blog entry on a list of blogs that mention the International Year of Languages. I also posted a link to your Wikispace page on the Facebook group for IYL in the hopes that that helps get it more attention. All the best!

Hey Andrew! What a great post and a great idea. I'...

Hey Andrew!
What a great post and a great idea. I'd love to be involved. I'll check out the wikispace and the voicethread over the next day or so. I'll be in touch.
Jess
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Info Sercz

Spread the words: reuse, recycle, read , lipiec 13th, 2008 8:42 pm
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Jennie en France

Olympics Vocabulary in French , August 18th, 2008
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Language is Everything

European Day of Languages 2008 , 01 September 2008
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Language Log

IYL , July 16, 2008 @ 9:29 pm
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Language Profiles

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Lawley Languages

International Year Of Languages , Friday, August 1, 2008
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Left-Handed Words

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Life or Something Like That

My daily Grouse , Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Apologies Fasi for infering that your article was ...

Apologies Fasi for infering that your article was for "Pashtun eyes only"..yes you did raise(very ably)amongst other issues the issue of "non conformity" and being comfortable with diversity...but somehow the incident of the young woman being chided for not speaking to you in English stayed with me while I wrote what I did.

I agree with you, the problem of language and its ...

I agree with you, the problem of language and its signifier of social class exists on many fronts, but I wasnt suggesting in my article that the problem was exclusive to one ethnic group. By the way, great post.

Fasi Zaka

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Lingo

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Magnapoets Announcements

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Many Englishes

International Year of Languages? , Sunday, July 27, 2008
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Thanks, Don, for your link to blogs on the IYL. I'...

Thanks, Don, for your link to blogs on the IYL. I'm excited about finding out what people are doing in celebration of this event.

FYI, I posted a link to this entry on a list of bl...

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Multidisciplinary perspectives

What about the “Declaration of Linguistic Rights”?, March 31st, 2008

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My Word!

Language Project , Thursday, July 17, 2008
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Excellent, thank you! I'll be updating frequently ...

Excellent, thank you!

I'll be updating frequently with photos and discussion of the resulting pieces, so please check the rest of the blog for more polyglot goodness.

FYI, I posted a link to this entry on a list of bl...

FYI, I posted a link to this entry on a list of blogs that mention the International Year of Languages.

And also on a page about art projects in the IYL.
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Nascardaughter

International year of languages , Saturday, August 23, 2008
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Netizen News Brief

Year of the what? , Monday, March 24, 2008
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A_New_World_Language

UN year of the language , Wednesday, August 6, 2008
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Merkel just admitted 'mission failure' of ...

Merkel just admitted 'mission failure' of multiculturalism. Forget melting pot, US style. If you cannot teach/ they don't learn/ they can't learn your national language, you end up with ethnic enclaves. Followed by police 'no-go zones' and all that. A well designed IAL has never been more relevant.

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Nothingandall

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Off.topic.central

Swearing multilingually , 6/10/08, 01:43pm
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Perth Street Bikes

International Day of ... , 09-09-2008, 06:04 PM
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Philippine-American Commentary

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"Thank you for the enlightening post. Appreciate i...

"Thank you for the enlightening post. Appreciate it a lot.
Subliminal messaging can indeed be very powerful. Interesting enough, a website http://www.chargedaudio.com (non-aff link) sells a bunch of subliminal programs. Might be interesting to check them out. "

djb,steven pinker says language (mother tongue) is...

djb,

steven pinker says language (mother tongue) is not learned--it is instinctive. what comes thus with learning a second language (L2) is the varying waves of interferences.

notice how a two-year child can easily build up his vocabulary despite the fractured grammar--the child simply imbibe the language picked up from the environment, with great facility.

the same condition is not easily attainable in second language learning where the grammar may be totally different from the grammar of the mother tongue. total immersion, like i said, will only work best is both the internal and external environment provide support for learning the L2.

for me there is greater advantage to promoting dual immersion, a type of bilingual program where both languages are taught in parallel sessions in school subjects, as it fosters metalinguistic awareness. which means, one is made aware of the differences in grammar and vocabulary an L1 is learning with L2, and therefore enhances his learning capability to distinguish linguistic features. in short, it promotes logical thinking (goes like: "one of these things is not like the other").

berlitz???!!!?? hello, it's a commercial venture, you so claim. therefore there is strong bias in representation of those who availed of its services. those who go learn a second language in such a COMMERCIAL language school are already MOTIVATED for personal reasons (read its blurb: VIPS, diplomats, etc).

let's get realistic: the philippines is a multilingual country. we can't even decide which is second language to us. what is certain is this: mother (tongue) knows best.

DJBBut Mexico in particular was the land of the an...

DJB

But Mexico in particular was the land of the ancient empires of the Aztec and the Mayan (not to mention the Olmec); and so, it would have been a lot easier to “hispanize” the unorganized Indios here.

As regards education, the Philippines--University of San Carlos, Cebu (1595) and University of Sto. Tomas (1611)--was not far behind Mexico (University of Mexico 1551). Not to mention the fact that there is an over-century old catholic church in almost every town here. Then, there was the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade from 1565 to 1815 (250 years).

So, why is it that fully 97% now speak Spanish in Mexico (which is closer to California and New Mexico) while less than, perhaps,1% speak Spanish here? And why English is one of the official Language in the Philippines now.

My unsolicited … to linguists who want to dispose of English here is to first study more closely and to understand why it took only less than 50 years, in spite of the perceived “fears,” for this transformation to happen.

I think smallpox also had something to do with Sou...

I think smallpox also had something to do with South America. The Espanols brought the disease with them and the natives proved vulnerable to it and decimated the native population. More Espanols were therefore imported.

Domingo Arong,Very interesting point of comparison...

Domingo Arong,
Very interesting point of comparison with South America. But herein lies the difference. The secular colonial authorities in Mexico appear to have had more power over and greater control of the frailes and missionaries. Whereas here, we really had the reign of the Spanish Taliban. The Catholic Church hierarchy was dominant over the colonial administrations. What therefore happened was that in Mexico and South America, Spain was able to transmit the Spanish language to the general population, slowly but later as a matter of policy. ON the other hand, in the Philippines, it was the explicit policy of the Catholic Church never to teach the natives their language. The missionaries instead learned the people's language and transmitted Christianity. Their education policy was the most selfish in history. Which also explains why today, there is barely any sentimentality among Filipinos for Spain, who ruled for far longer than America. The latter in contrast, almost immediately gave us English, our most precious cultural and intellectual heritage. Thus 1000 to 1 Filipinos emigrate to America not Espana!

This at least is how I understand what happened.

anonymous,the main value to me of "total immersion...

anonymous,
the main value to me of "total immersion" is not necessarily practical but theoretical, or if you like rhetorical. for it proves that the Mother Tongue Hypothesis needs to be challenged. After all that IS how we learn the mother tongue: by total immersion. I am attracted to the rhetoric of this point of view because it is the logical extension of the criticism I've been leveling at those who cannot use anything but English itself to criticize its use. Their resort to the Mother Tongue Hypothesis actually obscures the fact of total immersion inherent in learning a first language. So why not a second, which is just as foreign to the learner as the first!

Also, Berlitz does not require total societal immersion, although that is what basically happens during immigration.

Likewise "total immersion" say in schools does not require it outside of school for the idea to work.

djb,total immersion will only work well if one is ...

djb,

total immersion will only work well if one is surrounded with english speakers both inside and outside of the environment where one is learning the language.

this is not the case in the philippines. english will remain a subject matter in school. once outside, you need to have a pool of yayas to converse with you in english all the time to become effective speaker of the language.

i am saddened that you have to source your reference from an obscure website when you can use google scholar.

DJBInexplicably, on the one hand, unlike natives i...

DJB

Inexplicably, on the one hand, unlike natives in ALL of Spain's South American colonies who were completely transformed--including even their aboriginals--into Hispanics during the same colonial period as the Philippines; Filipinos, on the other, fiercely retained their hodgepodge of regional dialects and were never Hispanized (Hispanicized?) after close to four centuries of total Spanish domination; but in only less than half a century of United States rule, Filipinos were totally “Americanized” (comparatively!

If the Philippine archipelago consists of 7,000 islands to swim to and negotiate around is the reason; these South American countries also have as many tall mountains to climb and a web of jungles to clear too.

But during this same 400-year period, South Americans and Filipinos were both Christianized by these same Spaniards.

So, if “colonial mentality” is to be forever relied on as the convenient scapegoat to justify the “Americanization” of Filipinos, why did that same “mentality” fail to hispanize (Hispanicize?) the “colonial” Indios in Las Islas Filipinas during the longer Spanish period?

Perhaps, the answers to these questions raised here may help in resolving the "fearmongering" and "mythmaking."

mbwThanks for "anglais". Too bad I did not study F...

mbw

Thanks for "anglais". Too bad I did not study French at university as my European language requirement, but German!

CNN just carried a story about France's 2008 Eurovision song entry. The French pop star sings part of the song in English!

Perhaps the French is waking up to the reality that English is really theirs. After all the Norman French made England to what it is today and look at the many Latin words borrowed through Norman French.

I was one of the petitionners (in my capacity as d...

I was one of the petitionners (in my capacity as director then of a French-English bi-monthly magazine that was levied a hefty 50,000-franc fine) against the French law eventually -- subsequently struck down by the Conseil Constitutionnel in 1994 -- that penalised the use of English in marketing documents.

Bit of correction there Blackshama if you don't mi...

Bit of correction there Blackshama if you don't mind: "Anglais" should begin with a small letter.

Meanwhile, right you are Blackshama on the two points about the Conseil Constitutionel (Constitutional Court or Council) of the French Republic stipulated in one of their rulings that no citizen of the Republic or any person on French soil should be deprived of the right to speak a different language or to use words other than French in public or in commerce, communication, industry, etc as guaranteed by the French constitutional right to freedom/liberty of expression thus throwing out a would-be French law that had sought to penalise the use of non-French in media and in industry although they acknowledged the State's ultimate right to require the mandatory use of French as medium of instruction in schools for subjects that are not language courses in nature.

On that second point, i.e., use of French as medium of instruction, I say, le Conseil Constitutionel are bloody right to leave that law intact for the simple reason that as Dean here says quite rightly, "For one thing I insist that the Medium of Instruction cannot avoid having to be a written language."

French is a written language, one whose roots are Latin which in itself is a universal language.

DJB Here is my email to A/Prof Pefianco-MartinDear...

DJB Here is my email to A/Prof Pefianco-Martin

Dear A/Prof Pefianco- Martin

Do you know if anyone has challenged the "English only" policy in Philippine schools? In France, the country that zealously defends the French language against the "corruptive" influence if Anglais, the constitutional court has ruled that it violates the Declaration of the Rights of Man to prevent any person from speaking his/her language. This despite the state has the right to require the study of its language in its schools.

The French despite their language nationalism have it right. The learning of any language is linked with personal liberties since this involves the whole person and how it can express him/herself. Fear means there is petty tyranny.

I have no problem with schools encouraging people to speak and write in English as long as it doesn't destroy one' sense of identity. Loss of identity is the allegorical chain that Rizal had famously Simoun declare to Basilio. Perhaps the school administrators need to read Rizal once more.

Sincerely yours

Ben

I wonder too Amadeo. I am sure it is nothing at al...

I wonder too Amadeo. I am sure it is nothing at all sinister or malevolent. Maybe the fact that it is the International Year of Languages and there is a big conference at the end of the month that we get these treatises in the newspapers.

I would not wonder much at all if it were Tagalog scholars or poets and playwrights pursuing their art and defending its prerogatives. But they seem self-secure and happy enough in their literary pursuits not to bother with criticisms of English usage that English linguists seem so fond of producing.

But inasmuch as they hold journalistic promontories I feel obligated to combat the efforts at reform and improvement by the government. Not everything it wants to do is wrong or corrupt, in my opinion and needs defending too.

I honestly am very confused as I read yet another ...

I honestly am very confused as I read yet another nicely-woven treatise in English from a well-read (in English, I assume), well-schooled English-instructed professional attempting to downgrade the importance of English and its proficiency to the Filipinos in particular, and as a language among global languages in general.

It impels me to ask long-windedly, what is it about learning English, getting very proficient in it, and actually being admired far and wide for using it very effectively that then drives some of the same people to start deconstructing it and minimizing its relative importance, especially to a country like the Philippines which like it or not shares English as a critical part of its history and potential for making progress in the world around us?

Consequently, what are we simple but earnest plebeians who try very hard to acquire proficiency in English all our lives, to think about it?

Is this yet another scholarly attempt by a highly-intelligent person to confuse us, rather than enlighten?
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Planeta

Language , Sep 2, 2008 9:03 am
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PressTV

UNESCO to discuss Persian and Arabic , Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:30:10 GMT
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The Prodigal Mole Cricket / Kámarû

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i am a cebuano and i'm proud that cebuanos are the...

i am a cebuano and i'm proud that cebuanos are the most vocal in terms of its culture, heritage and language against Manila. its not about being anti-nationalism bec. each and everyone of us must love this country in a manner what our culture is all about. we should not only look about nationalism on how manila sees it but rather its in our individual cultures that we learn to love this country! we should stop branding regionalism when someone speaks his/her language other than tagalog bec. this is a country of many languages. There would be no philippines if there will be no cebuano, kapampangan, ilokano, hiligaynon, waray-waray, bikolano, tausug, etc.

Very interesting comments and discussion!Just if y...

Very interesting comments and discussion!

Just if you're interested, here is a site in Cebuano that you might enjoy:

Cebuano wiki browser

I'm sorry Jason I accidentally deleted my earlier ...

I'm sorry Jason I accidentally deleted my earlier post. What I was saying was the Hiligaynon-speaking people need the pride and love of culture by the Cebuanos.

Your blog is excellent. Thanks for hearing me.

The key here is respect of others. The Tagalogs di...

The key here is respect of others. The Tagalogs did not respect others but they shoved what they want to other regions. They shoved tagalog not into the mouths of other regions, and they are lucky enough the other people are easy to brainwash. Capampangan and only capampangan should be the used as the medium in teaching in schools, media, and public places. Luid ya ing Capampangan!

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I admire the Cebuanos.We the kapampangans should e...

I admire the Cebuanos.We the kapampangans should emulate them in their bravery and love of their own.
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The Secret Diary of a Cleaner

International Year of Languages , Thursday, 19 June 2008
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Sınav Azerbaycanli

Unleashed Hate Crimes in Iran , Monday, May 5, 2008
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Sociolingo’s African Linguistics

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Toño del Barrio's blog on Esperanto

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Tony Ellsworth (Tony4YHWH)

June 4th Rapture (2008) , Sunday, June 1, 2008
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Transient Languages & Cultures

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Translationpeople.com

The importance of multi lingual websites , Friday, August 29, 2008
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The Translator's Cafe

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Twenty something

world book day ‘08 , April 23, 2008
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The University Library Blog

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View from the Sugar Island

WAKE UP!!! , Friday, May 23, 2008
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heard of that issue, too. though I never saw the f...

heard of that issue, too. though I never saw the film. Ginblind-item mo pa si jose javier reyes ba...taray! hahahaha
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Whirled Musings

I wish to register a complaint , Monday, August 18, 2008
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World Citizen

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Yr Manna

Passing Baton , June 30, 2008
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科尔执行者的BLOG

CRI news , 2008-08-06 16:25:43
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