John Mcreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Thu, 15 Sep 1994 23:56:30 JST

For years I have thought I remembered a passage in which Levi-Strauss
proposes that his method will lead to construction of a "Mendelevian table
of the mind." I have found a passage in _Structural Anthropology_ where speaking
of phonemics he writes that, "One could thus construct a sort of periodic table of linguistic structures that would be comparable to the table of elements
which Mendeleieff introduced into modern Chemistry." This may be the source,
but if so my own mind has transformed a statement about language into a
proposition about the mind. Does anyone know of another possible source in
Levi-Strauss' work?

John McCreery (