What is linguistics? What is it good for?

Clai Rice cxr1086 at louisiana.edu
Fri Sep 9 16:08:09 UTC 2011

I sometimes use a diagram by Neil Smith, from page 5 of Language, Bananas,
and Bonobos. His introductory essay is titled "How to be the Centre of the
Universe," and the diagram shows that the study of language pertains
directly to nearly every discipline in the academy. The diagram, but not
the whole essay, can be viewed on Amazon's Look Inside function.

Clai Rice

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