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Linguist Did Pioneering Work On Discourse Across Cultural Boundaries

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John Gumperz of UC Berkeley, who died Friday at the age of 91, was a pioneer at the intersection of anthropology and linguistics, studying the importance of context and expectations when crossing cultural boundaries. Robert Siegel speaks with Deborah Tannen of Georgetown University, who studied with Dr. Gumperz.
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