[Lingtyp] papercopy LT
Randy John LaPolla (Prof)
RandyLaPolla at ntu.edu.sg
Wed Jul 5 10:50:13 UTC 2017
Mi scusi, colpa mia, I did not intend to rule out printed matter (I prefer them as well), just the sort of arrangement we are in now.
All the best,
Randy J. LaPolla, PhD FAHA （羅仁地）| Professor of Linguistics and Chinese | Nanyang Technological University
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Most recent book:
On 5 Jul 2017, at 5:27 PM, Paolo Ramat <paoram at unipv.it<mailto:paoram at unipv.it>> wrote:
Randy has written:
<<At one point in the discussion I took out a journal issue to refer to an article, and the students commented, “Oh, so that is what a journal is!”. As everything is done electronically in our university, and there is no display of paper copies of journals in the library, in the four years of their education at the university the students had never seen a paper journal, only pdfs of individual articles.>>
Commenting the students’ comment: ‘Poor students!’ Throwing away a century long tradition is never a good thing.
Quoting again Randy: << it is us more established folks who can help move things in a better direction: as we are not in the promotion and tenure rat race and don’t need to worry about publishing metrics and whatnot, we can lead the way to making alternative forms of dissemination viable and respected >>, printed books and journals included...
Paolo (please, don’t think that I’m a ‘laudator temporis acti’!<wlEmoticon-winkingsmile.png><wlEmoticon-laughingoutloud.png>
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