“The classicist in me says: ‘Wait a minute. This is crazy,’ ” said Brian Joseph, a linguistics professor at Ohio State — referring to pentathlon, not his university’s membership in the 11-member Big Ten. “But the linguist in me realizes that words change their meaning.”Well said.
While we're on the subject of linguistics in the news, congrats to the Log on winning the "Linguistics, Language and the Public Award". As a profession, we are underrepresented in many places and many ways, but the Log — along with the LINGUIST list and a few others — helps make up for that, carrying a lot of water.
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