Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Thu Dec 29 17:13:26 UTC 2005

I'm not so sure. I've read some pretty weird linguistics. I bet
language is probably not as weird as many of the accounts of it.


>In an article in the NYT Science Times section this week, Anton Zeilinger
>(U. of Vienna) is reported to have said:
>"The world is not as real as we think.  My personal opinion is that the
>world is even weirder than what quantum physics tells us."
>I sometimes think that this is true of linguistics.  Language is weirder
>than linguistics tells us.
>Happy New Year,
>barnhart at

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