Chesterton “Chico” Wilburfors Gilchrist, IV
Grad Student Union Steward, United Linguistics Workers**
All names have been changed to protect the
Jargonisation: Conjecture: The linguists with people skills become interpreters. Those without people skills become translators. Those who are uncomfortable with “people” being used adjectivally become language teachers. Those who were diagramming those sentences and griping about the use of the word “linguist” to describe those other people become, well, linguists.Preterite: Those who prefer not to talk to people, just read what they wrote (preferably a few centuries after they died) become philologists. Those who prefer machines to people become computational linguists.MilkCaramel: Those who kept making funny mouth noises after infancy become phoneticians.Jargonisation: Vampire linguists cannot see their own inflection.Preterite: They’re experts on Feeding and Bleeding.MilkCaramel: There’s also counterbleeding and counterfeeding for those vampires who don’t have time for table service.
More to come...
* My Grandpapá
eavesdropping serendipitous fieldwork.
As I am not eavesdropper serendipitous fieldworker my Grandpapá is, and I don’t
** This Research is gratefully sponsored by the ULŋW Local #1729.
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