second thoughts on Nkinis

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Dec 24 04:19:36 UTC 2004

On Dec 23, 2004, at 4:11 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

> ... as I'm sure Arnold and a couple of other old-timers will recall,
> it wasn't Raising for Rosenbaum (in the "core grammar" model),
> but...(wait for it)...IT-REPLACEMENT.

oh dear, so it was.

>  So I guess, in retrospect, it
> wasn't the *name* "Raising" that was patented, but the process itself.

this is, if anything, even harder to imagine.  but, hey, 2 mills to the
patent-holder for each time you produce an instance of SSR or SOR, and
the money mounts up fast!

i guess discoverers of *constraints* are out in the cold here.


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