LINGUIST List 3.256

Mon 16 Mar 1992

Disc: Linguistic Discourse

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  1. "Ellen F. Prince", erratum
  2. , Re: 3.234 Linguistic Discourse
  3. Phil Gaines, Re: 3.234 Linguistic Discourse

Message 1: erratum

Date: Mon, 09 Mar 92 17:51:49 ESerratum
From: "Ellen F. Prince" <ellencentral.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: erratum

in my last posting on linguistic discourse, i was talking about correspondence
between leonard bloomfield and roman jaKobson, not leonard bloomfield and polly
jaCobson. (maybe i should get one of these spell checkers you all keep writing
about...)
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Message 2: Re: 3.234 Linguistic Discourse

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 92 13:23 CST
From: <GUNDELvx.acs.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.234 Linguistic Discourse

Thank you Vicki Fromkin and Ellen Prince for bringing some
'light' into this discussion.
Jeanette Gundel
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Message 3: Re: 3.234 Linguistic Discourse

Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1992 16:09:20 -Re: 3.234 Linguistic Discourse
From: Phil Gaines <pgainesu.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.234 Linguistic Discourse

As a new linguistics grad student, I was delighted to find out that I
wasn't the only person on earth who played little mind games with words
and sounds in language when I was a kid. One fellow student said that every
linguistics person she had talked to about this did the same thing. For
us, language was intriguing, fascinating--in short, fun. Now, we've grown
up and are getting graduate degrees, teaching jobs, tenure, book
contracts. Such serious things! Maybe I'm still just naive, but I've
decided to try my best not to let something I got into for the sheer
intellectual joy of it be an occasion for alienating another human being.
What's to get acrimonious about? This isn't AIDS, or the Brazilian rain
forests, or nuclear weapons. This is theoretical linguistics; let's have
fun with it!
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