second thoughts on Nkinis
Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Dec 24 04:19:36 UTC 2004
On Dec 23, 2004, at 4:11 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> ... as I'm sure Arnold and a couple of other old-timers will recall,
> it wasn't Raising for Rosenbaum (in the "core grammar" model),
> but...(wait for it)...IT-REPLACEMENT.
oh dear, so it was.
> So I guess, in retrospect, it
> wasn't the *name* "Raising" that was patented, but the process itself.
this is, if anything, even harder to imagine. but, hey, 2 mills to the
patent-holder for each time you produce an instance of SSR or SOR, and
the money mounts up fast!
i guess discoverers of *constraints* are out in the cold here.
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