Re: Obscure languages
|Date:||Sunday, September 30, 2001, 14:23|
> On Saturday 29 September 2001 21:32, you wrote:
> > Quoting joe <josephhill@...>:
> > > > It is especially helpful to look in used bookstores near said
> > > > universities. *remebering one such delight near UNT* Foolishstudents
> > > > tend to dump textbooks after finishing their courses.
> > >
> > > I live in Oxfordshire (England) but I can't really take a course,being
> > > only 13, and having school, do you think Oxford U will do any of these
> > > courses?
> > Almost certainly. After a quick perusal of Oxford's
> > website, I couldn't find any online listing of courses
> > taught, but I have no doubt that there are resources
> > for a wide variety of languages there. I don't know
> > what kinds of requirements they have to take courses,
> > but Oxford's libraries are world-famous (especially the
> > Bodleian library), so I would take advantage of them
> > if you can. (They may be closed to the public; UChicago's
> > Regenstein library is, but I don't know what Oxford's
> > policies are.)
> You need to get a reader's card, which you only get when you
> have some kind of a recommendation. But there'll no doubt be
> linguistics professors who rather want to stimulate an early
> interest in obscure languages, and are willing to talk to a 13-year
> old who has heard of Yugh.
> In Leyden, which probably has even more grammars of obscure languages,
> the same principle holds, but you can also buy a reader's card, perhaps
> that's possible in Oxford, too.
Yes, but it's not that easy for a 13 year old to get to see a linguistics
professor, is it?