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.