Geoffrey Alert

Benjamin Lukoff blukoff at ALVORD.COM
Tue Feb 19 02:08:20 UTC 2008

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, Laurence Horn wrote:

> >geoff n. posted about this on the Language Log:
> >
> >
> >
> Geoff was not the only linguist to be quoted by the Times piece in
> connection with the Subway Semicolon affair:
> The linguist Noam Chomsky sniffed, ''I suppose Bush would claim it's
> the effect of No Child Left Behind.''

Did Chomsky really say that? Why?
And why are they asking theoretical linguists for quotations on
punctuation, anyway?

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