LINGUIST List 7.193

Tue Feb 6 1996

Qs: BBC in LA, Saussure, Paper by Eric Hamp

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  1. David Ganelin, Re: Jean Aitchison Reith Lectures on BBC4 (beginning 2/6 8:30 GMT?)
  2. Mark Adderley, Saussure and Others
  3. David Prager Branner, Lost paper by Eric Hamp

Message 1: Re: Jean Aitchison Reith Lectures on BBC4 (beginning 2/6 8:30 GMT?)

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 1996 08:25:00 PST
From: David Ganelin <ganelinnetcom.com>
Subject: Re: Jean Aitchison Reith Lectures on BBC4 (beginning 2/6 8:30 GMT?)
To all, but especially to the Brits:

I'm trying to contact the BBC in Los Angeles to find out whether I'll be
able to pick up these broadcasts locally (shortwave, perhaps). If not,
I'd like someone across the pond to audiotape them for me. I'll pay for
blank tapes and mailing costs. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

- David G.

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Message 2: Saussure and Others

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 1996 13:59:19 EST
From: Mark Adderley <adderleyquijote.lang.usf.edu>
Subject: Saussure and Others

I wonder if anyone could answer a query. I hesitate to ask, since I'm in
an English Department, and I'm aware that scholars of literature are
famous for abusing theories about linguistics, but I'd like to know the
actual state of linguistic theory.

According to literary theorists, Ferdinand de Saussure contributed two
theoretical ideas to the study of literature. The first is that we can
never know the real, extra-linguistic world except through the medium of
language. The second is that reality only exists in relationships --
light to dark, etc.

I feel this must be, to some extent, a distortion of what Saussure
actually wrote, but don't know enough about linguistics to defend my
hunch. Can anyone help out?

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Mark Adderley
University of South Florida
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Message 3: Lost paper by Eric Hamp

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 1996 13:31:19 PST
From: David Prager Branner <charmiiu.washington.edu>
Subject: Lost paper by Eric Hamp
I am trying to find a paper by Eric Hamp, but the only citation I have
seen to it gives the wrong publication information. Can anyone direct me
to this article? 

The following citation is taken from the on-line MLA index. The source
that it cites does not contain or cite this article, nor can I find the
article anywhere else in the volume, nor in any of a dozen other major
indexes. The reference libraries at my University are stymied. Can
anyone help? Please write directly to me. 

 Author: Hamp, Eric P. 
 Title: Occam's Razor and Explanation in Etymology. 
 Source: 1970 MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles
 on the Modern Languages and Literatures:Vol. III.
 Linguistics. Meserole, Harrison T., Schmalstieg, William
 R. MLA and Penn. State U.P 
 University Park 1972 172 pp. PAGES: 470-72 
 Year: 1972 

Sincerely,

David Prager Branner, Yuen Ren Society
Asian L&L, University of Washington, Box 353521
Seattle, WA 98195-3521 USA			<charmiiu.washington.edu>
		Web: http://weber.u.washington.edu/~yuenren/Circular.html
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