By R.M.W. Dixon
I am a Linguist offers a desirable account of the educational adventures of multi-faceted linguist, R.M.W. (Bob) Dixon. there's fieldwork (and long grammars) on Dyirbal, Yidin and different Aboriginal languages of Australia, the Boumaa dialect of Fijian, and Jarawara from the dense jungles of Amazonia. Theoretical reviews contain adjective periods, ergativity and supplement clauses. There also are detective novels, technology fiction tales, and pioneering paintings on blues and gospel discography. Interspersed with the autobiographical narrative are factors of ways linguistics is a systematic self-discipline, of the improvement of universities, of diminishing educational criteria, and of the remedy of Aboriginal humans in Australia. The e-book is written in a simple, available type with various illustrative anecdotes. it will likely be an notion to younger linguists and of curiosity to the final reader desirous about what a systematic linguist does.
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Manuscript page 46, the second page of “The Latest Attempt” preface. FIGURE 7 . Manuscript page 47, “THE FINAL (& RIGHT) PLAN,” originally placed immediately before the page inscribed with “Here begin the Florentine Dictations” (shown in figure 13). FIGURE 8 . The typed epigraph. )” He placed the page after “THE FINAL (& RIGHT) PLAN,” where it was transcribed in TS4. Clemens wrote “All usable” and “SMALL TYPE to save space” in the margin. The circled “I” in the top margin may have been written by either Clemens or Paine.
The present edition prints this extensive front matter, complete and in the sequence that Clemens intended, for the first time. All of the material was known to Paine (his penciled page numbers are on the manuscript pages). But he apparently realized that it interfered with his own plan for the autobiography: a sequence of early sketches and the Florentine Dictations in the order of their composition, followed by a selection of the Autobiographical Dictations from January through April 1906. ” He omitted entirely “An Early Attempt” and the second and third sections of “Preface.
Leave it till I am dead, then print all of it some day. ” Stenographer Josephine Hobby wrote “Auto. Part” in the center and Harvey, editor of the Review, wrote inclusive page numbers “199 to 242” at the top right. Paine, who in early 1907 helped Clemens prepare a section for publication in the Review, wrote in the top left corner, and later added (in blue pencil), “Copied for use”—referring to another typescript, TS3, prepared from this one to serve as printer’s copy for the excerpt, which was published in the Review for 19 April 1907 (NAR 16).