Killing kittens (or vegans)
At UCL, when I asked whether I could mix generative grammar with sociolinguistics, one of my supervisors said that sociolinguists should be slaughtered. I wonder if it was a joke ? I did not entirely disagreed (fewer references to read or edit) but are sociolinguists at the edge of extinction, like sociologists in university circles ? Poor Waitrose posh boy wanting to do the same with Vegans, but as theorists say, "for independent reasons". Why did the noun cross the road ? To get case. And the Vegan - to tell everyone on the other side that h/she is a Vegan.