LINGUIST List 11.67

Sun Jan 16 2000

Disc: Written Creole: Genuine or Hoax?/Last Posting

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  1. Christopher Bader, Re: 11.27, Disc: Written Creole: Genuine or Hoax?

Message 1: Re: 11.27, Disc: Written Creole: Genuine or Hoax?

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 21:44:29 -0500
From: Christopher Bader <cbaderMIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: 11.27, Disc: Written Creole: Genuine or Hoax?

The idea that computerization somehow legitimates a language
reminds me of the old joke about the difference between a
language and a dialect: a language is a dialect with an army.

Today, a language is a dialect with a spelling checker AND
an army.
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