LINGUIST List 10.1400

Thu Sep 23 1999

Qs: Current Ling/Journalist, Morphology Textbooks

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  1. Margalit Fox, Current linguistics for general readership
  2. M. J. Hardman, Morphology textbooks

Message 1: Current linguistics for general readership

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 11:36:17 -0400
From: Margalit Fox <>
Subject: Current linguistics for general readership

Dear Linguists,

I am an editor at The New York Times who writes frequently about language
and linguistics. (I hold a B.A. and M.A. in linguistics from SUNY-Stony
Brook.) Among the subjects I have written about recently in our pages are
Chomsky and the Minimalist Program, the proposed on-line O.E.D., and an "On
Language" column on language ideology and social policy. I also had the sad
honor of writing Jim McCawley's obituary.

I am interested in hearing about anything currently happening in the field
that might be appropriate for an educated general readership. Topics
include, but are not limited to, language and society, language policy,
language and brain, etc. I would welcome E-mails to at any


Margalit Fox
The New York Times
229 W. 43rd Street, 8th floor
New York, N.Y. 10036
tel: (212) 556-1467
fax: (212) 556-1320
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Message 2: Morphology textbooks

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 99 17:58:43 -0400
From: M. J. Hardman <>
Subject: Morphology textbooks

For the first time in more than 10 years I will next semester be teaching 
the basic morphology course. The course is a mixed undergraduate/graduate 
course. The students can be presumed to have had introduction to 
linguistics and basic phonetics/phonology. What are the current good 
textbooks out there?

Dr. MJ Hardman
Program in Linguistics
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
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