Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 51.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 06:36:47 +0100
From: email@example.com (Francois Lachance)
Subject: Noun Researcher
It's the Noun-as-descriptive construction that may be a source of some of
the puzzlement. One is left wondering if the noun in question is a object
of study. In this case, is the researcher researching the Internet? As
well as wondering if the noun in question is a tool. In this case, is the
research conduct by means of the Internet? I suppose this is compounded
by the usuage in some quarters that collapses the distinctions between
Cyberspace, Internet and World Wide Web.
-- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance 20th : Machine Age :: 21st : Era of Reparation
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