Monday, August 20, 2007
Mr. Verb's friend Monica here. Wanted to say that I spent some time in the lovely city of Montreal last week, attending ICHL (although I didn't really ichl and scratchl until we went camping in Maine the following weekend, but that's another story). Well, at first I didn't think Montreal was very lovely at all but after a few days I realized that that was just because we were staying in a fairly sleazy area, and if I just walked one more block past the place the talks were in I would find a very cool neighborhood with cafes and restaurants and all that kinda stuff. I did take a picture of a place of business called Pussy Corps but it came out kind of blurry so I can't share it with you. However! Montreal is certainly a center of linguistic interest, and not because of that old English-French thang they got goin' on. No, it is chock full of places like Boutique D-Structure!!! (Selling foundation garments, no doubt.) And then at Frites Alors! we learned that the paradigm is alive and well. I think I'll give that to my Ling 101 class for a homework assignment. Analyze *this*, suckers!
Posted by Monica at 8:38 PM