Johannes Kabatek

Ordentlicher Professor für Romanische Philologie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der iberoromanischen Sprachwissenschaft

Romanisches Seminar
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J. Kabatek


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Slow linguistics - a manifesto


The following lines should not be misunderstood. What I want to propose here is not an extension of the tents of the ‘slow food’ movement to the academy in general and to linguistics in particul. It is, rather, a continuation of what I argued in a paper in Spanish on “empathic linguisticsand has to do with the special status of the study of human language within the scientific disciplines, although some of the main thoughts are valid for work in all of them. The issues briefly raised here are not in themselves new, but they are of course controversial. I offer them as a starting point for discussion, and I am looking forward to receiving comments!

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