Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Missionary linguistics

I've been pondering missionary linguistics lately and just saw this bit of news, about the arrest in the Philippines of someone wanted for the kidnapping of a missionary from the Summer Institute of Linguistics. SIL was just the subject of a set of short contributions to Language (this link should at least show you the list of titles and authors, even if you don't have access to MUSE material.

I'm not going to start the firestorm that would come from any comments about the subject right now — although I have very strong opinions, I don't have the time — but if you read blogs about language, you will want to be informed about the topic.

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