[lg policy] The great language change hoax

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 1 16:19:45 UTC 2013


Hey, I know!  Let's put linguists in charge of nuclear policy, and evict
the nuclear physicists and all that crowd.  That oughta work!

Hal Schiffman


On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 1:37 PM, jayrkirk42 <jayrkirk42 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I sincerely hope that this is an April Fool's joke?
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> Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Touch
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> "Baron, Dennis E" <debaron at illinois.edu> wrote:
> There's a new post on the Web of Language:
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>  The great language change hoax
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>  Deniers of global warming, the big bang, and evolution have a new
> target: language change. Arguing that language change is just a theory, not
> a fact, they’re launching efforts to remove it from the school curriculum.
> To support their efforts, they’re citing a new report, “The Myth of
> Language Change,” presented last month at the annual conference of the Society
> for Pure English<http://www.pure-english.com/society-pure-english-early-20th-century-england> in
> Toronto.
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>  Read the complete post at the Web of Language:  http://bit.ly/weblan
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>   Dennis Baron
> Professor of English and Linguistics
> Department of English
> University of Illinois
> 608 S. Wright St.
> Urbana, IL 61801
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>  office: 217-305-0067
> fax: 217-333-4321
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>  http://www.illinois.edu/goto/debaron <http://illinois.edu/goto/debaron>
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>  read the Web of Language:
> http://www.illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage<http://illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage>
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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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