Noble prize for linguistics

Sydney Lamb lamb at
Wed Oct 27 21:24:36 UTC 2010

Right, Mark. But you may be interested to know that Ken Pike was
once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, because of his work in
4th world societies.

 -Syd Lamb

On Wed, 27 Oct 2010, Mark P. Line wrote:

> 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

Sydney M. Lamb
Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences
Rice University, Houston, TX

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