Re: Australian/American language and memes

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Sat, 5 Oct 1996 23:16:48 -0500

On Sat, 5 Oct 1996, Scott Holmes wrote:
> Is it Our language that makes Us Americans, is it how we use the language?
> Do either of these ideas relate to the idea of memes?

Ah, whatcha' be meaning be hour language, eh? Can ye specify which local
dialectical syntax and phonology ya mean, bro? Whot do ye mean by the
"language": the "Language as a 'hole," or those little tags which we
slipslide into linguistic utterances to indicate participation in a
sociological/sociopolitical community? No whot ah meen, eh?

[hint: relate this question to the matrix of differential shared
culture/"types of culture" mentioned in my post of last week.]