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Jan. 25th, 2004

09:27 pm - Cognitive Anthropology

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Date:January 26th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
Haha. I took my first linguistics class because it filled a gen ed requirement. I took my second one because it filled a different gen ed requirement. I took my third one because it filled YET ANOTHER gen ed requirement. And then I was hooked. It was exactly fit to my style of thinking about the world and my interests in brains (but lack of interest in psych).

I'd actually never heard of Theta roles or theta role theory in all the linguistics (just googled it) that I took though we did touch on "agent/patient" distinctions and other such semantic concepts that theta role theory seems to encompass.

The thing about linguistics is that every school teaches a VERY different subset of the field. There's so many theories that you're most likely to learn the theories that the local profs are working on. So it could well be that I got the fun subset and you got the boring one. :)
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