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The responsibility for developing a linguist lies with an engaged commander, a functioning Command Language Program (CLP), the mentorship and guidance of an NCO, and the individual Soldier.
Now more than ever, military and intelligence missions require linguists with in-depth, accurate and cultural understanding of languages," said Angela S.
Linguist Florian Jaeger of the University of Rochester in New York agrees with Cysouw's criticisms.
Colin Funch Linguists in Uniform: The Japanese Experience ISBN 07326 2243 3 (2003 New) paperback 303 pp, illustrated Published by Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University
The linguist wrote the Compendium Of The World's Languages, a two-volume work that included articles on more than 250 languages.
Dr Karen Corrigan, a linguist at Newcastle University, said: "Language has always developed over time but at the moment it is changing much faster than it ever has done as a result of increased opportunities for social and geographical mobility.
And it's just hard to recruit those people, because they'll want to go up in industry, or they're going to want to go to academia, and to make those kind of people into a tactical ready linguist, it's very difficult.
There are plenty of senior NCOs in the ranks of military linguists--and even a few officers--who will be happy to help design appropriate training programs for the tactical linguist.
Markus is familiar to a wide readership through his Buildings and Power of 1994; Cameron is a linguist who apparently made her mark with an article entitled 'Naming of Parts: Gender, Culture and Terms for the Penis amongst American College Students'.
Dr Graeme Ritchie, a computational linguist at Edinburgh University, said: "When I've finished the work it will probably be so abstract and abstruse that very few people outside linguists will read it.
Generally speaking, language, especially black English or Ebonics, never manages to capture the fancy of the reading public until some renowned linguist or cultural scientist tries to use it as a cockeyed justification for the socioeconomic ills endured by African Americans.