last name Mueckstein
first name Roland
nickname mueckstein
affiliation Vienna
main domain semantics
level medium
based in Austria
email top1roland @
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self-description I have had some, but altogether too little contact with generative approaches in the course of my English studies at Vienna university; the presentation of generative approaches at the department had the overall feel of "ok we have to tell you about it but it's kind of weird and soon to be outdated and American, so look at it, forget about it and go for European sociolinguistics etc.", which came as a disappointment to me, since I remembered learning to think about grammar in a very sharp and rationalistic way in the one introductory course that seriously dealt with generative grammar, and the offhand fashion in which generative approaches were dismissed in most other courses began to interest me as a sociological phenomenon in itself. I do believe that more contact with more diverse generative approaches would not only further my understanding of grammar and my approach to linguistics in general, but also sharpen my wits, as it were, in a more general way.

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