[lg policy] Re: Twas the Night before Christmas (linguists' version) with a charity appeal!

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Mon Dec 14 16:10:23 UTC 2015


Seasons greetings folks.

A gentle reminder about my little poem and the charity appeal :)

https://www.academia.edu/9856733/

And since I don't otherwise have anything new to contribute in this email, here's my 
favourite dystopian Christmas carol (yes I know more than one dystopian Christmas carol):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t039p6xqutU

♫ "We can dodge debris while we trim the tree, underneath the mushroom cloud" ♫

Dave

--
Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers



On 01/12/2015 09:24, Dave Sayers wrote:
> Now that it's officially Christmas (ahem), I can post a message I've been planning
> for a while. First, the opening two stanzas of the poem I circulated last year, to
> whet your appetite / refresh your memory...
>
> Twas the night before Christmas in the ivory tower,
> Not a creature was stirring at the midnight hour,
> Twas a problem for linguists who live to hear sounds,
> Consonants, vowels (open or round).
>
> We linguists were nestled all snug in our beds,
> While visions of fricatives danced in our heads.
> Snug in our gowns and our four-cornered caps,
> We pondered enigmas like bilabial taps...
>
> The poem continues if you follow the link below, updated this year with an appeal for
> donations to the charity that made the poem possible. In short, the poem came about
> after a family crisis, snatched from the jaws of disaster by the quick work of
> Sheffield Children's Hospital. Read on for details of that happy ending, and my
> sincere appeal to all of you for donations to the hospital's associated charity - or
> to a charity of your choice.
>
> https://www.academia.edu/9856733/
>
> Please pass on this message (or just the link) far and wide, by email, social media,
> printed on your office door, emblazoned on lecture slides, etc. If you'd like to
> share my Tweet of the poem & appeal, it's here:
>
> https://twitter.com/DaveJSayers/status/671610871819423745
>
> And thanks to the various list moderators who pre-approved this egregious
> tin-rattling message.
>
> Seasonally yours,
> Dave
>
> --
> Dr. Dave Sayers
> Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
> Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
> dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers

---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus

_______________________________________________
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list


More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list