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Re: Your research
I am truly sorry that I could not find time for the dinner I was talking
about. Unfortunately, there have been many-many more things to take care
of, before departing for Paris via Washington/NIH, than I had suspected.
In any case, here I am, trying to get adjusted to Paris and the Parisians.
I should have a desk of my own soon, and will be moving in my minuscule
studio this weekend (a long one, don't forget, the French consider
all holidays sacred, even the secular ones, and they become very catholic
when it comes to celebrating Easter Monday). I shall be with my friends
in Meaux, mainly to keep my expenses to the minimum, since the first
stipend I am to receive will hit my new French bank account (balance:
00.00 FF) toward the end of the month, if everything works out fine.
And the dollar is falling.
Saw Rene Carre and Bjorn Lindblom. Bjorn and I will be living in the
same university housing and will walk to and from work together.
He is an extraordinarily imaginative and honest thinker; I feel
privileged to spend time with him. Our project is still somewhat
vague, although it will have to do with testing the theory that
there are "lateral" connections between speech production and
perception, i.e., one does not need to go all the way up to the
highest-order processes to perceive a phonetic sequence as speech.
This sentence, of course, is a very coarse and inaccurate summary
of what the three of us have been talking about -- only a basic
Hope you and Abigail are doing well. You can send me mail as before
-- it is being forwarded.
All the best wishes to both of you,
PS: I agree with your second point, but not with the first: All
my published papers are a lot better than the versions I submitted
originally. And I am also trying to be helpful to others, as a