Posts Tagged ‘linguistics’

15 June 2000

Today’s headaches: Visiting American professors who give us their public library pre-school kiddie talk instead of their graduate seminar talk; immigration experts who argue against children’s assimilation and in favor of greater parental mind control; linguists who act as if all problems are problems of language, and if we just engineered all the words right, everyone would be one big happy family. Imperialist English teachers BAD. Traditional cultures GOOD.

In the link below (great-aunt Sara) you can see what kindĀ of splendid traditional culture my family gave up when we joined the modern world.