October 27, 2006

Terrorists Target the CIIL

The Hindu is reporting that two Pakistani men arrested today as terrorists in Mysore planned to attack the Vikasa Soudha in Bangalore, a replica of the more famous Karnataka State capitol building the Vidhana Soudha that now houses the ministerial offices, and the Central Institute for Indian Languages in Mysore. I guess we should take this as a back-handed compliment - linguistics is important enough to be a target for terrorists.

Here at Language Log Plaza, where we use the grammatical function hierarchy rather than numbers or colors to denote threat levels, we are now at DEFCON "Indirect Object".

Posted by Bill Poser at October 27, 2006 09:24 PM