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From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 18:36
Hey all!  Good to be back.  Stuff from me will be forthcoming.

First, though, a professor in my department forwarded this to

It's an Ali G interview with Noam Chomsky.  Some of it's mildly
amusing (he asks questions like "How many words do you know?",
which might be funny to non-linguists, and confuses the words
"bilingual" and "bisexual"), but then, kind of out of nowhere towards
the end, Ali G asks Chomsky, "What if you created a new language?",
and then goes on by making up some new words for "bread".
Chomsky's response: "If you did that, no one would pay attention
to you, because it's a waste of time."  And it goes on for a few

Apparently Noam Chomsky does check his e-mail.  I'm thinking
about sending him a link to my talk, and then reminding him
about how he himself decided that the notion of a morpheme
was misguided in Aspects in 1965...

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>