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The great Eskimo vocabulary hoax, and other irreverent essays on the study of language

Author: Geoffrey K Pullum
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How reliable are all those stories about the number of Eskimo words for snow? How can lamps, flags, and parrots be libelous? These and many other odd questions are typical topics in this collection  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pullum, Geoffrey K.
Great Eskimo vocabulary hoax, and other irreverent essays on the study of language.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)551450864
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey K Pullum
ISBN: 0226685330 9780226685335 0226685349 9780226685342
OCLC Number: 22380544
Description: x, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Note: Contents data are based on pre-publication information provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete. --
--
Foreword / James D. McCawley --
1. Prologue: The TOPIC ... COMMENT column --
Part I --
Fashions and Tendencies --
2. Watch out for the current --
3. The stranger in the bar --
4. If it's Tuesday, this must be glossematics --
5. The conduct of Linguistic Inquiry --
6. Chomsky on the Enterprise --
7. Formal linguistics meets the Boojum --
Part II --
Publication and Damnation --
8. Stalking the perfect journal --
9. Punctuation and human freedom --
10. A guest of the State --
11. Seven deadly sins in journal publishing --
12. The linguistics of defamation --
13. Trench-mouth comes to Trumpington Street --
14. Here come the linguistic fascists --
Part III --
Unscientific Behavior --
15. The revenge of the methodological moaners --
16. Footloose and context-free --
17. Nobody goes around at LSA meetings offering odds --
18. Citation etiquette beyond Thunderdome --
19. The great Eskimo vocabulary hoax --
Part IV --
Linguistic Fantasies --
20. No trips to Stockholm --
21. A memo from the Vice Chancellor --
22. Some lists of things about books --
23. The incident of the node vortex problem --
24. Epilogue: The final curtain --
Appendix: Original publication details and acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Geoffrey K. Pullum.
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