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#4006: DeGraff's reply to Poincy -- or "Linguistics 101: The End" (fwd)
From: Michel DeGraff <degraff@MIT.EDU>
Wow... This is a much welcome post from my favorite Linguistics 101
student. Maybe I deserve a special award for having passed Poincy's
pointed `test' for successful teaching. And this may a good sign that this
forum is making progress toward the search for truth. Nothing like a
no-holds-barred, but gentemanly, devil's advocate to clarify one's
arguments, specially when these arguments can be heard for what they're
really worth, without (too many) ideological blinders coming in the way.
> At any rate, Professor linguist 101 :-), I join the dancing and singing
> and reach out to give you a big pat in the back that you rightly
Poincy monche`, Me`si anpil! "Dancing and singing"? Sounds like a
"konbit". I am all for it.
Now, can I please be promoted to Professor of Creolistics 2001, in time for
the new millennium? The millennial project ahead: How can we effectively
get rid of the second-class status of Creole in Haiti and elsewhere, not
just in theory, but also in actual practice?
As a summer project, I plan to finish a manuscript for use in Creolistics
2001. Working title: _Toward a new perspective on Creole studies_.
MIT Linguistics & Philosophy, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139-4307