esoteric and highly formalized rules (fwd)

Sydney M Lamb lamb at OWLNET.RICE.EDU
Sat Apr 19 15:34:30 UTC 1997

On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, PAMELA PRICE KLEBAUM wrote:

> . . .
> Ever study conversation?  People of all ages make questions out of the
> prior speaker's utterances all the time.

A highly mechanistic (i.e. anti-mentalistic) point of view, somewhat
reminiscent of Bloomfield.
I think the questions come from the conceptual systems
of the people who form them.

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