Talk:Roger Blench

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Articles for deletion This article was nominated for deletion on 19 November 2006. The result of the discussion was keep.

Bibliography Trimming Request[edit]

Please someone who is a specialist in the field (or even Dr. Blench himself) edit down the bibliography. I've checked out other pages on linguists, and I could only find two pages with bigger bibliographies: Kay Williamson and Noam Chomsky. Not Merritt Ruhlen, not William Labov, not Joseph Greenberg, not Sergei Starostin, not Edward Sapir or Benjamin Whorf, not nobody. Marm(t) 10:52, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


Mark Dingemanse is clearly Roger Blench, and he edits and polices his own page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Ouch! Are you serious? If I were Roger Blench, I would not have toned down the last edit and I would certainly have kept the following part, which is quite flattering in my opinion: "Blench has remarkable knowledge on a variety of topics and is extremely well read; his home is an overflowing library. Combined with an abrupt and sometimes shambolic demeanor, he is an iconoclastic individualist (and a daunting conversationalist)." (But then, if Blench himself were editing I don't know if he'd kept it.)
I edited that bit because it seems quite subjective to me, and because we are an encyclopedia and not a hagiography. If you did only a little bit of research you'd see that I happen to have an identity of my own, and one quite distinct from Roger Blench. — mark 06:58, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Roger Blench writes: I have only just been made aware of this entertaining dialogue! Believe me, I haven't been adding any of these comments. Yes, I occasionally edit my own page, but only to add new publications.