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LINGUIST List 21.1235

Fri Mar 12 2010

Discourse: Analysts: Does Syntax Rule?

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Message 1: Discourse Analysts: Does Syntax Rule?
Date: 12-Mar-2010
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Discourse Analysts: Does Syntax Rule?
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Calling all Discourse Analysts:

Have you checked the LINGUIST List subfield challenge results lately?
Discourse is coming in 11th, with only $235 contributed.

Syntax is first, with $1285, and Second Language Acquisition second,
with $995. (Thanks to Bill van Patten's generous offer of a match up to
$1500, I bet SLA will add $500 more before the contest closes at 12noon
on Monday.)

But I digress: my topic is the sad showing of Discourse Analysis.

Now you may say: there are more syntacticians out there. Well, that's
true, but not by as much as you might expect. In the LL Professional
Directory (http://linguistlist.org/people/personal/), which lists over
23,000 linguists, there are 1177 Discourse Analysts and 1873
syntacticians.

So Discourse arguably has 2/3 as many linguists as Syntax. But $235 is
not 2/3 of $1285.

Now, as a LINGUIST moderator, I appreciate the fact that Syntax is an
active discipline: syntacticians post more LL messages and have more
dissertation abstracts and papers announced than any other
subdiscipline. And they're obviously a very generous group of people,
willing to give back to the service they use.

But how about Discourse? There's almost as much LINGUIST List activity
on Discourse as on Syntax. Seven hundred sixty-four Discourse books
have been announced on LL, for example, and there are 50 CURRENT
conference announcements on Discourse.

Online, Discourse Analysis is not marginalized or dismissed as
'applied,' as it used to be in some places in the bad old
days. It is a vibrant part of linguistics's Internet presence
worldwide. And LINGUIST List does a lot to promote it. So
let's raise its position on the LINGUIST List homepage!

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-Helen




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