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The SBL Sessions Schedule: Linguists get the short of the end stick again

The same thing happened last year. If you’re a linguist, you get screwed by scheduling conflicts. Maybe this is just what happens when a conference that incorporates linguistics as a side discipline is then organized by people who know nothing about linguistics or what linguists are interested in dialoguing about with colleagues. The thinking of the organizers must be something like this:

  1. Linguists interested in Greek aren’t interested in cognitive linguistics.
  2. Linguists interested in Hebrew aren’t interested in cognitive linguistics.
  3. Linguists interested in translation aren’t interested in Greek.
  4. Linguists interested in lexicography aren’t interested in the Septuagint (okay, so that one is more personal, but there’s a linguistic paper in the IOSCS session)
  5. And let’s not even try to see how text textual criticism relates to all of this. Because such a language-oriented discipline would have no interest to linguists either!

So this year (again) I’ve got a good dozen overlapping sessions that I’m interested in attending. And they’re virtually all bunched up on Monday, with the exception of a couple on Sunday early afternoon (which are opposed to each other). Nothing on Sunday Morning. Nothing on Saturday at all.

Why does SBL hate me?

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6 responses to “The SBL Sessions Schedule: Linguists get the short of the end stick again

  1. Douglas Mangum November 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I’d noticed that same issue with the cognitive linguistics section. The important thing is that you keep early afternoon Sunday (probably around 1:30 pm) free to hear my paper. ;)

  2. Jeremy November 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    There’s always beer … and Doug’s paper

  3. Chris Fresch November 8, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I hear you. I think at least one (usually 2) IOSCS and Hebrew Linguistics session overlap every year.

  4. Francis November 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Off Topic:
    Mike, have you receive the emails I sent to your yahoo email? I just want to make sure that I got your email right.

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