[Ads-l] Happy Birthday published in 1922, so out of copyright?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 5 15:30:30 UTC 2015


> On Aug 4, 2015, at 10:35 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> 
>> U. of Texas linguist Archibald A. Hill (1902-1992)
> 
> 
> In 1958, I wrote to him to ask what the requirements were for membership in
> the Society. His reply:
> 
> "The sole requirement for membership in the Linguistic Society of America
> is an interest in language."

Delicately omitting "...and enough resources to pay the membership dues".  Not all of us had maiden aunts with residuals.

LH
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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