I never saw a purple brain...

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Tue Dec 7 16:45:14 UTC 2004

When I saw the title of this dissertation listed in the short table of
contents in LINGUIST Lite, I thought it was a typo by the editorial staff,
so I went to the full notice. The spelling was the same in the official
summary that was furnished by the granting institution, MIT. I followed the
URL to the PDF of the dissertation itself. There it is on the title page:



I checked to be sure we weren't dealing with a breakthrough in
chromolinguistics. "Magnetoencephalography" and properly related terms show
up many times in a search of the text, while the transposition appears only
twice, both times in the title, on the title and abstract pages in the same
font. I would guess, from my own experience, that it was one of the last
things typed, going through a weary brain in a weary body, and escaped
poorfreading [sic]. The author may want to have it officially fixed.

-- Mark A. Mandel
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

ALWAYS PROOFREAD. You may have something out.

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