For some years, I have been getting scans made of articles of mine, starting with often-requested pieces that appeared in out-of-the-way places. Typically, I would have a set of things scanned in and put on my website, and then almost immediately I’d get inquiries (usually from people in places with little access to good libraries) about further items. Ultimately, I put over a hundred things on my website, but leaving out some that I felt to be inconsequential or only of historical interest. And then in the past few days I’ve gotten requests for *two* of these items, from long ago:
Phonological constraints in syntactic descriptions. Papers in Linguistics 1.3.411-63 (1969)
On reported speech. Studies in Linguistic Semantics, ed. by D. Terence Langendoen & C. J. Fillmore. Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1971) 73-77.
It’s hard for me to imagine why anyone could have a pressing need for either of these, but I’ll do what I can. Some parts of the academic life are odd indeed.