Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 09:53:12 CST
From: salikoko mufwene mufw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: pronoun systems, Putnam/Plato essences, haptic perception
In Message Tue, 8 Nov 1994 12:13:06 -0800,
Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]s1.csuhayward.edu writes:
influenced indigenous mind will probably enjoy it.)
-- Moonhawk (%- )
I suppose I should be fair and give you a chance to save face, because I
could take offense at this characterization. So let me say I cannot
interpret your use of "indigenous" in this context, because what you discuss
has nothing to do with my personal cultural background or my native land,
and I happen to live as an expatriate now in what I take to be YOUR country.
So in a way, you could be characterized as indigenous, if this term is used
Neither do I see a chronological order between my mental development and
that of people of European descent. This reflects how I am invited to
interpret your "pre-Euro-influenced ... mind."
Maybe I should ignore it all?
Salikoko S. Mufwene
University of Chicago
Dept. of Linguistics
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uchicago.edu
312-702-8531; fax: 312-702-9861