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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@...> > wrote: > >> _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 of rubbish." - 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