Date: Tue, 8 Nov 1994 22:35:10 -0800
From: Birrell Walsh birrell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US
Subject: Re: pronoun systems, Putnam/Plato essences, haptic perception
a) Moonhawk's description of Plato sounds SO MUCH like modern
Phenomenologists when they are alert (only part of the time) that we may
find in them sympathetic ears for for neo-indigeny?
b) Is itold news to the folks on this list that the pronouns in American
Sign Language are spatial? You point (often with the nose, BTW) to a
space when talking about, say, John. Thenceforth that space serves as a
pronoun for John - you can talk to it, receive things from it, have it
talk to another space-which-is-serving-pronominally, and in every way use
it as we use pronoun's in English...