Most scholarly professionals, linguists and non-linguists alike, suffer from the occasional (or not so occasional) feeling that what they do is meaningless, having no direct, positive impact on their fellow man. The overall message of Baugh’s book will inspire them otherwise.
Kristen Greer holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UC Davis. She has worked at UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis, teaching courses in syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and morphology. She currently teaches at UC Davis.
Posts by Kristen Greer
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.