Scholarly credits are due

July 14, 2011

If the obituary for Barbara Scholz (7 July) had too much personal detail quoted from her husband, I should perhaps blame myself: her importance to me was enormous, and when asked about her I probably talk too much.

But I was shocked to see that your report never even mentioned the significant contributions to the philosophy of the cognitive and linguistic sciences made by Barbara's 20 publications. Her relevance for the readers of this magazine is surely not her role in my life, but her considerable accomplishments as a philosopher.

Geoffrey K. Pullum, University of Edinburgh

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