Sunday, September 28, 2003

An interesting and funny post from Languagehat. The same fights get replayed everywhere. The debates over original intent or original practice in classical music have died down, but I'm still surprised that I don't hear more reference in legal circles to parallel arguments in other fields. The history of law is also the history of language, and music is a form of rhetorical speech.

Update: I emailed Jack Balkin thinking he might by the right person to ask if there had been any such discussion, and he sent me this.
He was the right person to ask.

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