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|Subject:||what is emergence of the unmarked|
I was at a dinner party a few days ago and someone made
a joke with the emergence of the unmarked and everyone
laughed but as I am not a linguist, I didn't understand. I
tried to look it up on-line (on sites like Wikipedia) but it
was still over my head. Will you help me please?
Well I've been a professional academic linguist for almost fifty years, but I don't understand it either! It must have been a very select in-crowd ...
|Reply From:||Geoffrey Richard Sampson click here to access email|