[Ads-l] Tom Wolfe disses Noam Chomsky ...

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 18 18:02:45 EDT 2016


Another article on the embroilment has been published on Vox.

Website: Vox
Article: The bonfire of Noam Chomsky: journalist Tom Wolfe targets the
acclaimed linguist
Author: John McWhorter
Timestamp: Sep 14, 2016, 8:00a

Short link: http://bit.ly/2ceeWrD
http://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2016/9/14/12910180/noam-chomsky-tom-wolfe-linguist

On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 8:45 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> There's a shorter version (but still pretty long for a magazine article) that appears in the current (August 2016) issue of Harper's.  It gets a lot wrong on the recent history of the field, but that probably doesn't bother Wolfe.  (And I'm not an acolyte of either Chomsky or Everett, who according to Wolfe is the knight that slew the Chomskyan dragon.)  I downloaded a .pdf (although not a subscriber) via http://harpers.org/archive/2016/08/the-origins-of-speech/ but probably only because I was logging on from Yale at the time.
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>> On Aug 31, 2016, at 5:40 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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>> and Charles Darwin, in his new book, The Kingdom of Speech.  (Darwin fares better than Chomsky.)  NYTimes, today, "In Defense of a Gift, Darwin Be Damned," by Dwight Garner (Books of the Times).
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