Re: LUNATIC again
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 9, 1998, 18:37|
David G. Durand scripsit:
> I don't think this is reasonable. The name of a field is a traditional
> designation: We don't claim that English departments are misrepresenting
> themselves because they study _American_ literature. And yes, the
> departments were named for the country and not the language.
Say what? English departments, like German or French departments,
are named after the language: "Department of English" is the
usual formula, and "English" as a noun has always meant
"the English language".
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)