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[Xmca-l] Re: XMCA discourse

Diane- (I neglected to turn off my computer!). There are now more that 800
people signed up for XMCA. If every started typing at once, we might crash
the ucsd server it sits on. And if it is just brownian motion in alphabetic
characters, what's the point? It WOULD be good to hear from more people. At
earlier times, i have tried to work out an arrangements where a dozen
partricipants each volunteered to organize a discussion on a topic of
potential interest for a month as a means of increasing breadth of
participation and points of view. It has never worked.

Perhaps it could be tried again..... if someone other than me would like to
organize it!

Like henry, I use wikipedia a lot as a starting point. For the disucssion
of the LSV article on the environment I would recommend that people
google *senghas
nicaraguan sign language. *My conjecture is the the evidence of what
happens if a lot of deaf kids are brought together without access to an
appropriate "ideal form" (see the LSV paper for significance of that term)
contradicts LSV's argument and has implications for general aspects of
theory. But first there has to be that co-reading so we are not simply
 tangling each other up in a new way.

On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Diane Potts <djpotts7@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >From one of the many lurkers...
> As a new academic and one who shares David Kellogg's interests in SFL,
> language education and socio-historical theory, I benefit tremendously from
> this listserv.  I recommend it regularly to PhD students and hold it up as
> a model of an online community that has managed to continue to engage in
> lively discussions about current research with the participation of senior
> scholars. Centering those discussions on readings, at least to me, seems to
> be an effective means of carrying out the community's boundary work - not
> always pleasant work, I'll admit, but one that gives coherence to who we
> are.
> Diane Potts
> Lancaster University
> > From: leifstrandberg.ab@telia.com
> > Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:23:52 +0200
> > To: xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu
> > Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: XMCA discourse
> >
> > continue :-)
> >
> > Leif
> > Sweden

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.