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Re: Obscure languages

From:Boudewijn Rempt <boud@...>
Date:Saturday, September 29, 2001, 21:37
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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* Foolish students > > > 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. - -- Boudewijn Rempt | -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7tj6nN8fj6DnPxOgRAnG8AKCbTxA+DZHxdvRY0YT+YU0w1LgG8wCdHPWd nvXbbjmr2tDkZJFwHDvbmb8= =pil4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


joe <josephhill@...>