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Wed Nov 28 17:51:59 UTC 2001
From: "Dennis R. Preston" <preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU>
: Have you been out practicin yore stress since 10/31? The
: Ioway stress rules you got are way too complicated fer
: me. I ADDress the envelope one minute, and give a short
: ADDress to the audience the next.
Do you PREsent a PREsent to someone, too?
I myself ADDress an envelope by putting an ADDress on it, but i preSENT
people with PREsents.
: dInIs (one of whose students went to syntax class the other
: day and was told by the instructor that Professsor Preston's
: judgments about grammaticality were not trustworthy; in
: fact, the instructor reflected, they were dangerous)
For a time, i was forbidden to offer grammaticality judgments in one of my
undergrad syntax classes. (Something about accepting "for to" as a
preposition was the straw that finally broke the camel's back, IIRC.)
David Bowie Department of Linguistics
Assistant Professor Brigham Young University
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