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Re: Planet of the New Papers
Ruben Guzman writes:
> I want to thank Sarah for helping reivindicate the
> value of the research of us
> non-native-English-speaking paleontologists on the
> I want to believe that most of our American or British
> colleagues consider our work as important and
> worthwhile even if it is not published in English, and
> not simple neglect what you call "scientific efforts"
> of hundreds of (e. g.) Argentinian, Brazilian,
> Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Mexican
> scientists. To mention a very well-known example, The
> Polyglot Paleontologist carries out a lot of
> translations of key papers written in other languages
> into English, which indicates (at least to me) that
> there is a growing interest in them...
> Best regards,
> Ruben Guzman.
Oh, Gosh, Ruben -- I do hope you didn't get the impression that anyone
here thiks that non-English-language papers are unimportant! On the
contrary: it's precisely because so much important work _is_ published
in non-English languages that this English-speaking group is so
(Speaking only for myself, I've spent a fair bit of my own money on
translations, and successfully solicited smaller contributions from
several other people.)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
)_v__/\ "FIFA would have treated me with more respect had my surname
been longer" -- Paraguayan footballer Cayetano Re, on being
ordered from the touchline during 1986 World Cup finals.