[New-Poetry] Parts of Speech Question
robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com
Sun Oct 31 19:11:02 EDT 2010
I should consider myself lucky then, that I do not know Gotti, and will avoid him - as they say in Italy - like the plague...
A good evening to you up there in England.
Have a look at this, Anny. You might have more context to judge it than I have, since it’s one Italian linguist on another Italian linguist, and there may be a subtext I’m not getting:
I thought this was a bit over the top when I first read it some time ago (and Pacitti certainly has an axe to grind, and not just when it comes to Gotti) but the more I read of Gotti’s work, the more I’m inclined to agree. “Shoddy scholarship” doesn’t begin to describe it.
(I wish that I could find something positive to say about Gotti’s work on English cant, but other than that he at least notices Halliday’s work, my feelings about his scholarship go well beyond the libellous into the area of the unprintable!)
On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 6:36 PM, Robin Hamilton <robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com> wrote:
Considering Bob's question, and the points made by Jeffrey, I realised that I was uncomfortable about this whole business of adjectival particles or whatever, for two reasons -- one is that it seems to me to stink of the imposition of Latin grammar onto English, and the other being that I'm not sure (to come round to Bob's point about classification) that this particular category is necessary.
First thing I did was to wonder how the OED classified "taut", meaning 'firm, tense', formed from the past participle form of "tight".
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