Re: Inspirational languages
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 21:38|
Christopher Bates wrote:
(re ANU's Pacific Ling. series)
> Perhaps there might be some on some of those "rare and used" book sites?
> Although I guess they're not the kind of books many people have used and
> want to sell. I gave up on Amazon mostly a long time ago... the downside
> with having a serious interest in any academic field is that finding the
> books you want isn't as easy as typing the right words into search on
> Amazon then getting delivery within two or three days. :(
>I've never been so desperate as to resort to the "rare and used" people--
exorbitant prices usually**. A few Univ. libraries have (some or all) of the
series, and (at least in the US) interlibrary loan is possible (Univ. of
Mich. and Ohio Univ. [NOT OSU!!] and often Yale or Chicago are likely). In
the UK, I imagine the School of African/Oriental Studies would have them, at
**OTOH I've been pleasantly surprised at the exorbitant prices asked for
some of the old Dutch/Indonesian stuff I have!!! 600 Euros in one case
Every now and then ANU/PL have a "sale"-- apparently they discover some
leftovers in the warehouse, and these older items are offered at a discount.
Their website may mention these sales; I hear about them thru the AN-Lang
mailing list (very inactive of late); and next time I get one I'll try to
remember to alert Conlang.