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Re: Constructive linguistics

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 21:40
> Wow! What is this post in response to? Did I miss or delete something?
I believe it is a response to the thread I started - couple weeks ago, I think - of the same title. Essentially, I (re-)proposed that constructive (or "creative") linguistics be considered a full field of study in college. Possibly a subset of linguistics, or philosophy, or creative writing, or even art. As for its being a private art... this is true of other disciplines as well. Meditation, for example: it's not really possible to "learn" someone else's practice, in the sense that it is gnostic. You can imitate it, though, and share techniques etc. - which is what we do - but ultimately the entire point of it is an utterly personal thing. Yet somehow it's still something worthy of study and innumerable books. Imagine that. - Sai