LINGUIST List 3.764

Fri 09 Oct 1992

Disc: Cognitive Linguistics, Paradox, Movie

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  1. bert peeters, Cognitive linguistics
  2. Jon Aske, the barber's paradox
  3. , 3.750 The Barber Paradox
  4. , 3.747 New Chomsky Movie

Message 1: Cognitive linguistics

Date: Sat, 3 Oct 92 15:16:22 ESTCognitive linguistics
From: bert peeters <peeterstasman.cc.utas.edu.au>
Subject: Cognitive linguistics

A month or so ago I asked LINGUIST-readers for the difference between so-
called cognitive linguistics and (other kinds of) linguistics. I worked
most of the replies I got into a coherent text which I will be happy to
send to anyone on request (preferably as a textfile via e-mail). I have
decided against sending the lot to the list as it may be a little lengthy.
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Dr Bert Peeters Tel: +61 02 202344
Department of Modern Languages 002 202344
University of Tasmania at Hobart Fax: 002 207813
GPO Box 252C Bert.Peetersmodlang.utas.edu.au
Hobart TAS 7001
Australia
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Message 2: the barber's paradox

Date: Wed, 7 Oct 92 9:28:55 EDT the barber's paradox
From: Jon Aske <jaskeabacus.bates.edu>
Subject: the barber's paradox

I cannot help but be amazed by the large amount of interest (and postings) on
the barber's paradox. The only relevance I can see this paradox has to
linguistics is that it reflects the fact that mathematical logic is of
very little relevance to the study of natural human language (or whatever
it's called now). Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Department of Linguistics Political Science/Anthropology
University of California OR Bates College
Berkeley, CA 94720 Lewiston, ME 04240
jonaskegarnet.berkeley.edu jaskeabacus.bates.edu
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Message 3: 3.750 The Barber Paradox

Date: Wed, 7 Oct 92 14:26:42 EDT3.750 The Barber Paradox
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: 3.750 The Barber Paradox

May I just point out that, according to Hockett, Bloomfield at one
point thought he could show that some of the stuff in set theory
(perhaps it was Cantor's work, I don't now recall) rested on a
linguistic equivocation. The story is that Bloomfield started
writing this up, then realized that he did not know what he talking
about (or something like that), and apparently proceed to use the
backs of the same pages for some other purpose.

I always HAVE admired Bloomfield so.
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Message 4: 3.747 New Chomsky Movie

Date: Tue, 6 Oct 92 18:39:16 EDT3.747 New Chomsky Movie
From: <ingriaBBN.COM>
Subject: 3.747 New Chomsky Movie


> Date: Sat, 3 Oct 92 9:39:34 EDT
> From: Randy Allen Harris <rahawatarts.uwaterloo.ca>

> There is a new movie, a documentary which premiered at Toronto's
> movie festival this year, that might be of interest: _Manufacturing
> Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media_. The line-ups were long,
> and the only review I've seen ("The Scholar from another Planet",
> in the 2 October issue of Canada's national paper, _The Globe and
> Mail_) is pretty favorable. I haven't seen it.

I saw a working cut at a preview last November. There were some rough
spots, but mostly it's a very good movie. However, as you might
expect from the title, it's about Chomsky's political side,
specifically his critique of the media, as articulated in works like
 _Manufacturing Consent_ and _Necessary Illusions_.

 -30-
Bob Ingria
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