Ruth Nestvold

1 Quotation from Ruth Nestvold

xenolinguistics n. 2003 R. Nestvold Looking Through Lace in Asimov’s Science Fiction Sept. 28 Even with all the sophisticated equipment for recording and analysis that we now possess, at some stage in deciphering an alien tongue we’re still dependent on the old point and repeat method. The human element of interaction, of trial and error, remains a necessary part of xenolinguistics.