August 22, 2007

Philosophy of Mind Reading Group forming

Just got an email with this title from the Cognitive Science email list here at the University of Arizona. I was really excited at first because I thought they meant

But then I read the rest of the email and I realized they just meant

Ah well! I expect it'll still be interesting.

If they'd only sent the invitation as a sound file, this would never have happened. They would have said this,

not this

and I'd have understood right away--that's what the Compound Stress Rule of English can do for you (see, e.g., the second para here).

(Hat tip to Andrew Carnie.)

Posted by Heidi Harley at August 22, 2007 03:30 PM