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Greetings,

In response to the AUT Boycott of Haifa University and Bar
Ilan University, an act which offends every principle of academic
freedom, I have requested affiliation from the two boycotted
institutions. I Have received an affiliation with Bar Ilan University
and am awaiting a response from Haifa University . I would therefore
request at this time that you add my name to the list of faculty to
which your union's boycott pertains (for the purposes of making it clear
that I fit into the boycotted category of faculty, you should attribute
to me any and all opinions which would place me in the class of
individuals who are to be boycotted).

Please note that, as the book review editor for "Language" (the Journal
of the Linguistic Society of America ), members of your union who are
linguists (e.g. Sue Blackwell) and who seek either to have their books
reviewed by the journal or to write reviews for the journal will have to
choose between the advancement of their academic careers and a violation
of their union's bycott. I, for my part, will not boycott any one for
their beliefs in my capacity as review editor, no matter how at odds
with my own, but I will be certain to advise my British correspondents
and colleagues of the dilemma that the AUT boycott places them in, when
I deem it to be appropriate.

Sincerely,

Stanley Dubinsky
Book Review Editor, Language
Stanley Dubinsky
Linguistics Program
University of South Carolina
homepage : www.cas.sc.edu/ling/index.html
International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom, Bar Ilan University
Associate Scholar, Sign Language Research Lab, University of Haifa

 

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