Re: syntax book recommendations?
|From:||Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 24, 2008, 19:06|
on 2/23/08 11:22 PM, Rick Harrison at rick@HARRISON.NET wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 22:08:35 -0800, Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>
>> _Word Order Universals_ by John A. Hawkins (1983: Academic Press, New York)
>> has a wealth of idea generatin' tidbits and references.
> Thanks for the pointer. Must be a great book, all the copies I could find on
> the 'net are
> selling for more than $100. I will have to see if any libraries in the area
> have it.
I got mine when I was scouting out rare and outta-print books (one of my
lines of work).
Got it for an unbelievable $ 20 US >:)
from an estate sale (evidentally it was a estate of an undergraduate
professor of world literature).
"Chance favours the prepared mind." *snickersnarlfle*
Hanuman Zhang, _Gomi no sensei_ [Master of junk]
"To live is to scrounge, taking what you can in order to survive. So,
since living is scrounging, the result of our efforts is to amass a pile
- Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi, China, 4th Century BCE
"The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random."
- Heraclitus, Greece, 5th Century BCE
Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione.
[Latin > "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation."]
" jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou "
[Japanese > "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform"]
Absolument n'import quoi est art.
Der Abfall der Welt dient¹Mir zur Kunst.
³The waste of the world becomes my art.²
~ Kurt Schwitters, circa 1935,
inscribed on the back of a collage titled Fur Bieleny
"Art should be something that liberates your soul." - Keith Haring