prize for bob dixon
nigel.vincent at MANCHESTER.AC.UK
Thu Mar 30 08:56:32 UTC 2006
My colleague Dan Everett is having trouble sending to the list at
present and has asked me to post the following message of
congratulations to Bob. In so doing let me take the opportunity to
express my own congratulations to Bob.
>>I would like to congratulate RMW Dixon on this grammar of Jarawara.
>>It certainly deserves the Bloomfield award from the LSA and is to
>>my mind easily the best grammar ever written of an Amazonian
>>language. Having watched Dixon work on Jarawara over the years, I
>>notice that he doesn't also offer the advice to students that they
>>work the incredibly long hours that I know that he regularly works.
>>Few could match his pace.
>>Grammars of this quality are good for the entire field, especially
>>for Amazonian studies, and should serve as a challenge to all
>>younger linguists to recognize that there is no more important
>>activity for the linguist than the writing of grammars. (I am
Professor Nigel Vincent
Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Humanities
Mailing address: Linguistics & English Language
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
The University of Manchester
Email: nigel.vincent at manchester.ac.uk
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