[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Mar 25 07:15:20 UTC 2016


> On Mar 24, 2016, at 11:52 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hey, Arnold, a terminological question: what's wrong with "restrictive" and
> "nonrestrictive"?

the terminology is traditional, and it's not evil, but people tend to have trouble using it appropriately. so some people in the syntax business have proposed other terminology.

arnold

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