End of ADS-L Digest - 7 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1994 ********************************************** There are 7 messages totalling 154 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. pronoun systems, Putnam/Plato essences, haptic perception (2) 2. re Prof. Mufwene's reply (2) 3. word geography 4. swan/swanny (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 8 Nov 1994 22:35:10 -0800 From: Birrell Walsh 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... Birrell