[lg policy] Policy on disagreeable messages

aditi ghosh aditi.gh at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 19 03:13:00 UTC 2010


I think it is a great suggestion.
I would also like to join others in extending support and appreciation to
Professor Schiffman for maintaining this list. It is important to know the
most chauvinistic/racial approaches to language policy form a
rational response (or protest) to those.
Regards,
Aditi Ghosh

On 18 May 2010 21:12, Harold Schiffman <haroldfs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear members,
>
> I thank all those of you who have responded on this issue, all of whom
> have been supportive of continuing to send messages,
> even "offensive" ones, as a way to ensure that we know what we are
> dealing with "out there" and that we won't get
> complacent about sentiments we do not agree with.  I currently have a
> disclaimer at the end of all messages I send,
> in which people are encouraged to post a rejoinder if they disagree
> with something.  I would like to amend this to
> recommend in addition that if members disagree with, say, a message
> from the British National Party, or from the English
> Only people, that they write to those people, and register their
> discontent with them directly.  A copy of that message
> could be forwarded to this list, just so we know about it.
>
> Yours,
>
> Hal Schiffman
>
> --
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>
>  Harold F. Schiffman
>
> Professor Emeritus of
>  Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
> Dept. of South Asia Studies
> University of Pennsylvania
> Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
>
> Phone:  (215) 898-7475
> Fax:  (215) 573-2138
>
> Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
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