Noble prize for linguistics
Mark P. Line
mark at polymathix.com
Thu Oct 28 00:56:17 UTC 2010
Sydney Lamb wrote:
> 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.
Oh yes. But not just once -- he was nominated in 15 or 16 consecutive years!
I guess this comes back around to one possible data point in answer to
Fritz's query, unless the Nobel committee was not considering his
*linguistic* work in the 4th world.
> -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
>> > 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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