LINGUIST List 4.511

Tue 29 Jun 1993

Disc: Linguistics at MIT

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  1. , Re: 4.510 Qs: MIT, Deception, East Asia

Message 1: Re: 4.510 Qs: MIT, Deception, East Asia

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 93 14:10:30 EDRe: 4.510 Qs: MIT, Deception, East Asia
From: <pesetskAthena.MIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: 4.510 Qs: MIT, Deception, East Asia

We are writing in partial reply to Prof. Matsumura's questions
concerning our department in a recent LINGUIST. The MIT Linguistics
group is in not the slightest danger of extinction. On the contrary, we
have actively expanded our research and teaching program in recent
years. Despite these difficult economic times for universities, we are
financially and administratively secure. Like many research groups and
graduate programs in American universities, however, we are actively
looking to expand the possibilities for graduate student support, and to
ensure that current levels of support can continue in the future.
Additionally, we are launching new research initiatives in the study of
language, in collaboration with our colleagues in other departments.
The group to which you have referred has information concerning these
plans, and I urge you to contact that group or our department for more

We are alarmed by the news that the Linguistic Society of Japan is in
difficulty, and we join with you in urging your colleagues to help
restore this important body to financial health.


Wayne O'Neil
David Pesetsky
Alec Marantz
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