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Re: Sally et al Surveys

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, October 9, 1998, 4:36
Sally Caves wrote:

> Hi Carlos! Mine aren't just curious questions, but ones I want to develop > for an extended article that I want to publish eventually. I see it as a > rebuttal of Marina Yaguello's _Lunatic Lovers of Language_ in which I > counter her remark about the "pathology" of private language making with > the evidence I've gathered from you: that an electronic listserv has in > some ways given legitimation to and provided a venue for a new artform.
Whenever you get it published, or are willing to release, I would loveto read a copy, so maybe someday you could post it online somewhere?
> You can see the bind I'm in. Especially as > a language scholar, where my studied languages should be my focus in the > minds of the Academy. Not a language I've made up. How to show the > connection, now there's the challenge. Because obviously there is one.
I would think that the study of conlanging, metaconlanging, is just as important as the "real" thing itself, if only for the fact that it shows how people _consciously_ go about using language for their own purposes. Sure, it's not exactly the same, but it's still indicative IMO of how human work to communicate with one another, even if there aren't any others to speak of! ======================================================= Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." "Why should men quarrel here, where all possess / as much as they can hope for by success?" - Quivera, _The Indian Queen_ by Henry Purcell ========================================================