Poetry Corner SpecGram Vol CLXVI, No 4 Contents Linguistics and Television—C. Robson

Who Wants to Be a Typologist?

The SpecGram Directorate of Linguistic Career Advice

One of the most frustrating situations for the novice typologist is encountering data that do not match the labels you already want to use (and that therefore must represent underlying reality at some level). To test your potential, examine the picture below; if you can find where the invisible functional head is hiding that will eat the problem peg and produce a cooperatively cylindrical one, you have the makings of a typologist!

Poetry Corner
Linguistics and TelevisionC. Robson
SpecGram Vol CLXVI, No 4 Contents