Archive for January, 2008

Dante, On Vernacular Eloquence XVI
Monday, January 28th, 2008

I hold that what can be said of things that have quantity and quality is also true of any predicate whatever, and even of substances: in short, that everything can be measured, in so far as it belongs to a genus, by comparison with the simplest individual found in that genus. Therefore, when dealing with […]

Lisa Zsiga comments…
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Lisa sent me this message (after trying to post a comment, and finding the blogomat wouldn’t let her post): Thanks for the response to my question. This is exactly the sort of discussion/clarification I was hoping to elicit. My issue was really that Steve Anderson seemed to be talking past much of what John said. […]

LSA Meeting 2008
Monday, January 7th, 2008

Steve Anderson gave the presidential address at the LSA meeting this past weekend—a lovely talk, with a great set of slides (what software did he use to make them?, I found myself wondering). Elizabeth Zsiga from Georgetown asked from the floor what he thought about the speaker who had championed the view that linguists should […]