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Wed 30 Jun 1993

FYI: Preprint Available: The Work of Zellig Harris

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Message 1: New paper available by anonymous FTP from Michigan Archive

Date: Wed, 30 Jun 93 17:47:14 -0New paper available by anonymous FTP from Michigan Archive
From: John Lawler <jlawlerling.lsa.umich.edu>
Subject: New paper available by anonymous FTP from Michigan Archive

 New paper added 6/29/93, available by anonymous FTP

Site: linguistics.archive.umich.edu
Directory: linguistics/papers
Paper Number: 002
File name: hl5.ps
File size: 372K
File format: Postscript generated by MSWord for DOS (requires MSWord init)

Author: Bruce Nevin, 49 Sumner St. Gloucester MA 01930-1546 bnbbn.com

Title: A minimalist program for linguistics: a perspective on the work
 of Zellig Harris. To appear in Historiographia Linguistica 1993

Abstract: The standard view identifies Harris with taxonomic discovery
 procedures avoiding questions of meaning. This view is not only
 factually wrong, it misses entirely what Harris was after and why he
 went after it as he did. His methods and results follow from
 fundamental characteristics of language, such as the lack of a separate
 metalanguage antecedent to language.
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