Noble prize for linguistics

Mark P. Line mark at
Wed Oct 27 20:23:53 UTC 2010

Yuri Tambovtsev wrote:
> Is there any solid and respected prize for linguists like the Noble prize?
> Should linguists establish it? Be well, Yuri Tambovtsev

It can't be done.

Any such award would have to be awarded by a well-balanced committee of
linguists. No such committee would ever produce a majority opinion about
anything related to linguistics. In fact, it would generally produce no
less than N+1 contradictory opinions on any question, given a committee
size of N.

-- Mark

Mark P. Line
Bartlesville, OK

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