In the past, it has been claimed that one of the great problems of
As an enlightened person, I am always on the lookout for new ideas which may
be expanded and elucidated by the judicious application of SFL. Such an
idea, I believe, is the one so brilliantly put forward by Spruiell
(1990) as the probable reason for the spread of the Indo-
The following network fragment gives some idea of how these notions may be applied:
The network has been simplified for its current audience, but it is
quite clear how combinations of features such as intoxicated and bad
sense of direction could lead to Indo-
From this partial network, it can clearly be seen how a combination of
ESMAPD (Extreme Sensory-
For example, ESMAPD with the realization feature +cattle raid could shed light on the incident in Welsh history in which, after a rather protracted celebration, Gwydion and his brothers set out on a cattle raid into Dyfed and came back with a bunch of pigs.
ESMAPD may also shed light on the somewhat unnerving tendency of the Old Irish to mistake one of their great heroes for a dog.
And finally, certain episodes from Beowulf may be rendered more
believable: viz., the South Cricklwood Fragment, which suggests that
the whole Grendel story arose from an overly energetic après-
I hope the above small offering has shown how SFL can make a major
contribution to historical linguistics and semiotics. I would encourage
readers to pursue this line of research, and I recommend the
forthcoming book by Dr. Spruiell and myself: Stumbling out of Urheim:
An Investigation of the Systemic Effects of Ethanol on the Early
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