Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 10:24:09 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: knife & fork Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 03-Feb-1996 10:16am EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: knife & fork Although haj Ross may have extended the analysis, the first discussion of such matters was Roman Jacobson's concluding remarks to the Indiana Univ conference on Linguistics and Literature, the papers to which were edited by Sebeok. I think the conference was in 1958; the essay is widely reprinted in stylistics collections. On "I think the exceptions only prove but do not destroy the rule": in the original French of this maxim, PROUVER [= to test], the maxim is true; when the English PROVE is substituted in the translation, it is obviously false. When we're done with the repetitions of words frozen in form as the result of a rhyme or the use in a proverbial saying, maybe we can discuss counterfactual generalizations such as this which are repeated time and again as if they meant something. BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs Received: 03-Feb-1996 10:24am