[Wittrs] Utterances, Sentences, Propositions
han.geurdes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 02:53:07 CDT 2011
I while "left behind" analytic types kept barreling ahead with mostly short
half-life stuff Amerish?
On 18 August 2011 21:22, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Sean Wilson <whoooo26505 at yahoo.com>
> << snip >>
> > But why am I writing this? Largely because this all seems to analytic. If
> it were just a particular arrangement of a lexicon -- like grabbing three
> tools from the cabinet -- it would fine for whatever you are doing with
> them. But maybe some get the same work done with lesser tools. Or maybe
> bringing three is overkill. I don't know. But I guess what I am really
> saying is that I think these distinctions DO make good sense. Because I can
> see in my mind three things that are, in fact, different.
> We invent a namespace (language game) for the task at hand, and if
> it's useful, we may assume it will catch on and enjoy a long
> (relatively) half life.
> So much of language analysis has shifted to talk of the Document
> Object Model (DOM) with poet Gene Fowler ('Waking the Poet')
> suggesting we absorb all that <tag></tag> stuff as more punctuation,
> conscious grammar, not leaving it to machines as if humans were
> somehow aloof from these new "markups".
> I'd say pragmatism forked most of the real work to the standards
> bodies (W3 in particular) while "left behind" analytic types kept
> barreling ahead with mostly short half-life stuff (flash in the pan
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