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  1. As the story of personal tragedy it was unforgettable. Whether it made real progress in the study of linguistics is an open question, although I’ve just read in Wikipedia that Genie’s grammar tests where marked artificially low, for dropping final letters in words.

    But what stood out most of all, as I read this in one sitting in a library in some foreign country, was how indifferent the scientists seemed to be when it came to shopping around a desperately needy little girl and then dropping her.

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