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Subject:List for linguistic discussions From:Maaike Groenewege <mgr -at- mediasys -dot- nl> To:"'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 28 Mar 2000 11:10:17 +0200
If you want to discuss linguistics in more detail (and keep this list a
techwhirl list), you can try the linguistics list an Onelist
(www.onelist.com/group/linguistics) Here's their description of the list:
"A group for discussing all aspects of linguistics. If you want to talk
about language acquistion, philosophise about the nature of linguistics or
just get your own particular pet peeve about language off your chest, this
is the place. No particular level of knowledge or experience is required -
whether you're an esteemed professor or a chimp who wants to prove you *do*
have language, thanks, this list is for you! "
For anyone interested in how changes like 'indexes-indices' and 'a(n)
historical moment' came about: Larry Trask's book "Historical Linguistics"
gives a very accessible and humourous introduction to the subject of
diachronic language study.
Technical Writer with a passion for historical linguistics
Mediasystemen, a Triple P company