Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Aug 16 15:43:03 UTC 1999


Could it be a nonce-formation motivated by resistence to the "chef" or
"cooking" interpretation of "specialties" or ("specialities")? I find it a
little clumsy to say that my "specialty" is sociolinguistics (when it is
really barbeque).

Of course, it could be just nonnative speaker English (in which case our
wheels are spinning agin for naught).


>>>From another discussion group:
>< . . . The programe include my own specialisms, video and ESP, and it also it
>includes what I think is a first anywhere, an MA Principles of
>Interpreting. . . .>
>Is SPECIALISMS normal English?

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at pilot.msu.edu
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