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Monday, April 25, 2005

Scott replies to Simon

Message: 8458 From: Scott Thornbury Received: Mo Apr 25, 2005 9:45
Subject: Re: curious bedfellows
Yes, Simon, well noted. I think Alistair Pennycook makes a similar allusion in oe of his books. For a start Crusoe makes no attempt to learn Friday's language even though it would have been of more local usefulness. The assumption is that the slave learns the language of the master (as in the - also much cited - Caliban-Prospero relation). But of course I was not endorsing this relationship, simply pointing out that Crusoe (like Dennis) probably approached the task by responding to Friday's immediate language needs, using features of the local context, and building from the known to the unknown. Very dogme, if not very BC! S. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Simon Gill" To: <> Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 9:23 AM Subject: [dogme] curious bedfellows I enjoyed Scott's quotes from 'Robinson Crusoe' and his suggestion that he could be considered as an early dogmetist. Robert Phillipson, in his 'Linguistic Imperialism', which I can't unfortunately quote from directly as I lent my copy to some bastar* who never returned it, suggests that he can be seen as the spiritual father of the British Council. Now there's food for thought... cheers Simon Gill, Olomouc, Czech Republic _______________________________________________


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