Please Share Alternative Explanations
In my field of Hispanic Studies, tenure-lines in literature and culture are being eliminated while new lines in linguistics are opened at such a pace that there is nobody to fill them. While literature is dying, linguistics is experiencing a huge boom.
If anybody has an explanation for this phenomenon that differs from the one I gave in the previous post, please do me a favor and share it. Because I fail to come up with anything else.
And yes, of course, I’m angry that my field – which will tell you about the destruction of the nation-state and the triumph of liquid capital, among many other things – is being destroyed in favor of the field that will tell you all about how “semantic predication is encoded in the syntax as some sort of coindexing between subjects and predicates.”