internet fostering linguistics

Posted by asdf on Dec 28, 2001 at 09:46

Re: Internet fostering linguistics (bobbapink)

i agree with his distaste for the *prescriptivists* even though i am, paradoxically and curiously, highly prescriptive in some arenas (in other words, i laugh at myself...a lot :-)

i disagree with his thinly veiled evolutionary implication -- ie first we had speech and then about 10,000ya we had writing

we are subtly pummelled with this ubiquitous nonsense in every medium of communication and in almost every academic publication

still, thanx for the heads up

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