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ERIC Number: ED050650
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The Anatomy of a Linguist.
Miller, Frances
Whether linguistics is a scientific study is reviewed in the light of what linguists actually do professionally. Personal anecdotes illustrate the linguist's view of speech as the dominant language force and language as the vehicle of social interaction and communication. The work of George K. Zipf is commented on, and Morris Bishop's poem "The Naughty Preposition" is cited. Concluding remarks focus on the linguist's necessity to strive for objectivity in collecting and analyzing data. (RL)
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