Rules vs. Lists
david_tuggy at sil.org
Thu Jul 3 02:30:23 UTC 2008
In the minds of language users, including linguists. Hopefully what
linguists consciously analyze and posit as rules will be such as to
parallel what is in users' minds. Otherwise they are less interesting
objects, at least for those who had hopes of their illuminating what
Certainly one cannot assume that every rule a linguist has posited has
an analogue in anyone else’s mind, much less that such an analogue is
used in actual language processing. But many, I reckon, do and are.
dharv at mail.optusnet.com.au wrote:
> At 7:11 PM -0500 2/7/08, David Tuggy wrote:
>> If it should turn out that there are, entrenched in the minds of
>> users of a language,
> Do rules exist in the minds of language users or the minds of linguists?
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