[Ads-l] Really?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 4 00:45:17 UTC 2015


The only Keren I've ever known is Keren Rice of the U. of Toronto linguistics department. She's a recent president of the LSA, my former co-chair on the LSA Program Committee, and (despite being Canadian) an elected fellow of the AAAS as well as a holder of various Canadian hono(u)rs (cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keren_Rice).  

Note that she takes the feminine singular pronoun.

LH

> On Jun 3, 2015, at 4:19 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Because "Keren" could be a unisex name.
> 
> Doesn't good grammar mean anything anymore?
> 
> JL
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> JL
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> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> "47 friends posted on Keren's timeline for their birthday."
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>> Why did they do that, I wonder.
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