Noble prize for linguistics

Östen Dahl oesten at
Wed Oct 27 20:43:53 UTC 2010

If your library has a subscription, you can read Geoff Pullum's thoughts
on the matter here:

No Trips to Stockholm
Geoffrey K. Pullum
Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
Vol. 3, No. 2 (May, 1985), pp. 265-270 

or, with a couple of pages missing, here:

- Östen 

On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:23:53 -0500, "Mark P. Line" <mark at>
> 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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