a map of ignorance

Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy at BAYLOR.EDU
Mon Sep 27 18:01:48 UTC 1999

>From an article on the weird methods that marketing/advertising types
are using these days:

                        "...Then there was linguistics. Basically, you
take the words that people
                                say, and try to find a pattern." Boldly
rejecting the work of Saussure, Sapir, and
                                Chomsky, Bostwick proclaims linguistics
"a disaster." "Linguistics doesn't get you
                                anywhere," he says. "It provides you
with what I call a 'map of ignorance.'"


See the whole article at:




M. Lynne Murphy, Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English, Baylor University
PO Box 97404, Waco, TX 76798 USA
Phone:  254-710-6983     Fax:  254-710-3894

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