Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I feel dirty after reading this (it's a constant hazard of having a account), but has caught me with its news title, "Расшифровано значение имен в «Гарри Поттере»" (link). Sure, the wording of the title is enough to warn anyone of the likely quality of its content — and yet I clicked, and learned of an article published in a volume of proceedings of a recent conference on cognitive linguistics, which is embarrassingly shallow and derivative. The first author is a professor. The second author is a recent graduate. That’s the Russian author ordering tradition in action :-) The text reads as a report for a students conference. A depressing poverty of thought. A quick perusal of several wiki pages would have yielded better results.

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