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[Xmca-l] Re: A supplement to David's reflection on Translatability

It's a little disappointing that they oppressed their own conversation at the following point, no?


MS [Michael Silverstein]:  I say to my students all the time: 'now that I've revealed to you the entire massive machinery of socio-linguistic oppression, of stratification around the standard and so on, that will not stop me from correcting your papers because my institution is at the highest pinnacle of what you might call the oppressive regime'.

JB [Jan Blommaert]: Absolutely. And at the same time - maybe this could be a useful conclusion of this conversation - at the same time it proves also that there is no absence of norms, there is no shortage of norms even in a sociocultural organization of language. Normativity is everywhere.

On Jan 1, 2016, at 9:16 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> I decided to start a new thread because I did not want to shift the focus that David’s thread opened up on myth busting.
> However, I do want to share a paper on the topic of translatability and the uses of standardization that does overlap somewhat with the other thread. 
> The format is a conversation between Michael Silverstein, Jef Van de Aa, and Jan Blommaert. 
> Entering this conversation exploring the notion of translatability as a culturally bound philosophical construct may have some relevance for the other thread ongoing.
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> <NOVEMBER 4 2014 390 BLOMMAERT and	Silverstein_in_conversation.pdf>