[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 29 02:58:07 UTC 2016


It's as least as brilliant an idea as replacing _black_ with
_African-American_, Mark. Catch up!

On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 8:41 AM, Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

> On 3/26/16 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
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>> Date:    Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:15:20 +0000
>> From:    "Arnold M. Zwicky"<zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>
>> Subject: Re: sexist "crazy"
>>
>> >On Mar 24, 2016, at 11:52 PM, Mark Mandel<thnidu at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> >
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>>> >Poster:       Mark Mandel<thnidu at GMAIL.COM>
>>> >Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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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
>>
> Yep. Pullum & Huddleston's _Student's Intro to English Grammar_ (based on
> CGEL) uses the terminology & idea of integrated & non-integrated relative
> clauses, for example, instead of restrictive/non-restrictive. (And my
> Russian ESL student found that way of understanding them helpful.)
>
> ---Amy West
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