left out a phrase Re: Outsiders' views of the value of linguistics
kemmer at rice.edu
Sun Oct 24 18:09:49 UTC 2010
oops, I left out the phrase 'complications of later versions' in the
later part of my posting -- the text should read:
...Steve Pinker[,] stuck to the Chomskyan line about innate structures for a long while,
explaining the story in the _Language Instinct_ essentially in the form of an early model of generative
linguistics, without all the
COMPLICATIONS OF LATER VERSIONS,
but then had his spectacular blow-up with Chomsky ...
I just saw Brian's message, which confirms what Liz told me.
I took the single-view perspective in the program to be the result
of just a filmmaker looking for a story and, as journalists do, finding
some people willing to tell the simple story.
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