Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 6 15:25:18 UTC 2001

On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Laurence Horn wrote:

> As for "linguistician"--I've come across it and assumed it was used
> as a disambiguator, but it has always struck me as pompous, so I (and

There is a parallel term in another discipline -- "folkloristics" as
opposed to "folklore."

Fred Shapiro

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