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Re: CHAT: Conlang-friendly linguists

From:dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Monday, April 30, 2001, 18:53
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, J Matthew Pearson wrote:

> dirk elzinga wrote: > > > On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, John Cowan wrote: > > > > > dirk elzinga wrote: > > > > > > > Alexis e-mailed me a month or so ago about some > > > > collaborative work on Uto-Aztecan he was interested in doing > > > > > > Wow. Did he pick you out of a catalog, or did you know him before? > > > > More the former. He knew that I was a student of the late Wick > > Miller, and that my dissertation was on Gosiute phonology. > > Apparently he's not doing well right now, and would like to get > > some pending projects finished up before he's unable to do any > > further work. > > This last sentence is both oblique and confusing. Is "unable" a typo? > In what sense is he not doing well?
He has been ill for several years and is on leave. He also worked in computer science; he said that if he recovers enough to resume academic work, he will be so busy catching up in that field that he will probably not be able to get back to linguistics. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "The strong craving for a simple formula has been the undoing of linguists." - Edward Sapir