Re: Writing, language, & consciousness

Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Mon, 7 Oct 1996 08:43:41 -0400

>-- [ From: Timothy Mason * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
>In message <> Jesse S. Cook III writes:
>> Are you contradicting *The Cambridge Encylopedia of Language*? On what
>> basis?
>Oh dear, oh dear. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language is the work of one
>man - David Crystal. He is a highly competent and erudite linguist. He does
>not know everything, nor, in this book, did he attempt to write everything
>he knows. He has produced a very useful work of reference - and linguists
>will probably be contradicting it for some time to come.

He is at least competent enough that Cambridge felt his work was worthy of
having its name put on it, which is a great deal more than can be said for
the one who contradicted it.

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