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Re: Obscure languages

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Sunday, September 30, 2001, 16:59
On Sunday, September 30, 2001, at 07:42 AM, joe wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Boudewijn Rempt" <boud@...> >> On Sun, 30 Sep 2001, joe wrote: >> >>> Yes, but it's not that easy for a 13 year old to get to see a > linguistics >>> professor, is it? >> >> Don't underestimate yourself. Start with finding out who teaches what - >> that should be on the University website, and then simply send some >> mail. If that works, you can always ask for a meeting. > > Ok, suggestion on who I should mail, what subject?
I'm tempted to be facetious and say, whatever subject interests you. :-) I was going to add, if you feel uncomfortable doing this by yourself and your parents are amenable, you *could* enlist one of them to write part of the letter on your behalf. Some enterprising mom of an 8-year-old in the Ithaca area emailed Cornell University to ask if there were any geology profs willing to have him come in sometime and get his rock collection identified. Lo and behold, there was indeed a geology prof tickled enough by the idea to be willing to do so. :-) 'Sides, God knows my profs were generally delighted to have any student show interest in what they were doing. I once got an East & West warfare syllabus off a history prof who wasn't teaching the course that year (it's being taught this fall, when I' m elsewhere--aiee!) by querying him. I still have that syllabus, and he wrote me notes on all the books listed. Really nice of him, and someday I' ll have a bunch of interesting references to check out. So give it a shot--I bet someone will be happy to taslk to you. YHL


Boudewijn Rempt <boud@...>