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Subject: what is emergence of the unmarked
Question: Hello, I was at a dinner party a few days ago and someone made a joke with the emergence of the unmarked and everyone laughed but as I am not a linguist, I didn't understand. I tried to look it up on-line (on sites like Wikipedia) but it was still over my head. Will you help me please? Thank you, Becca Baker
Reply: Well I've been a professional academic linguist for almost fifty years, but I don't understand it either! It must have been a very select in-crowd ... Geoffrey Sampson
Reply From: Geoffrey Richard Sampson      click here to access email
 
Date: 26-Aug-2013
 
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  1. Re: what is emergence of the unmarked    Mike Hammond     (26-Aug-2013)
  2. Re: what is emergence of the unmarked    Susan D Fischer     (26-Aug-2013)
  3. Re: what is emergence of the unmarked    Marilyn N Silva     (26-Aug-2013)

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