T. Hendrik Kim

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Office Hours

LING 1 Introduction to Study of Language (Fall 2017)

Tuesday, 4-6pm

Rolfe Hall 3300D

Q: Is this a good time for formal semantics?
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I will definitely say – yes.
Barbara Partee (Professor of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts)


Q: What is success?
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That's one of the questions that I asked people in the first linguistic interviews I put together. One man told me that it's figuring out what you want to do, and then getting someone to pay you to do it. Another man said it's making use of everything that ever happened to you. I like both ways of defining it, but I usually look at it another way: if you get to be 70 years old, and you can look back without feeling that you've wasted your time, you've been successful. Reflecting on how I got into the field of linguistics, and what I've been doing since, I seem to have been following all three ideas the same time, so they may turn out to be the same idea after all.
William Labov (Professor of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania)


Q: What is life?
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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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