Philippe Caquant wrote: >--- Paul Bennett <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > >>Get a decent linguistics dictionary, and keep it >>handy. You wont be sorry. >>I paid fifteen pounds for mine, and it's probably >>the best fifteen pounds >>I ever spent. >> >> >> >The important thing to understand is that linguistics >is not a science, it is a mess of contradictory >theories, evolving all the time. > As is any science. Linguistics, IMO, is very much a science - it is the study of language, and any good linguist should apply the scientific method to his work.