meme, metaphor, Wagner
Jessica Maloney (23jess@UCLINK.BERKELEY.EDU)
Thu, 17 Feb 1994 21:06:54 -0800
I've been alurking on the current meme thread, coming in 1/2way into the
discussion *unfortunately* for I find myself now faced with the prospect of
writing an original research paper for a linguistics class here
@berkeley.edu, and this whole memes thing, if I could get a handle on the
theory (instead of wading thru so much counter-theorizing crap), would be a
delectable item to expand upon, both as a new theory and as venue for
exploring the metatopic of net communication... maybe.
ANYWAY as I have arrived a bit late I will try to track down the theme..
my point is: I just found Roy Wagner's "Symbols that Stand for Themselves,"
the intro to which is either ignorant of or rebellious to linguistic
cognitive/symbolic theory. My question: is this guy for real, is he a
respected scholar, or did he just by fluke get published? Is this the way
linguistic anthro is heading, or is he an aberration?
Hope someone has read him. Foss?