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The two men had noticed immediately what was obvious even to Sam, an aerospace engineer unapologetically unconversant in tennis: His youngest son possessed uncanny coordination and quickness for someone so young.
After blaming literary critics' lack of faith in "the competence of linguistics to embrace the field of poetics" on "the poetic incompetence of some bigoted linguists," Jakobson closes with, "All of us here, however, definitely realize that a linguist deaf to the poetic function of language and a literary scholar indifferent to linguistic problems and unconversant with linguistic methods are equally flagrant anachronisms" (377).