[lg policy] a question about .............

Ronald Kephart rkephart at UNF.EDU
Wed Jan 6 17:48:35 UTC 2010


On 1/6/10 11:35 AM, "mostari hind" <hmostari at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- 
>> dear members , 
>> I have a question :
> what is the difference between the terms : Hypothesis and Principle

Just off the cuff, I would understand a hypothesis to be a proposition
considered to be in need of further testing and potential falsification,
while a principle is a generalization that is considered settled. Examples
of linguistic principles would be: the Merge Principle; the Move principle;
the Projection principle; and so on.

An example of a hypothesis might be: the creole origins of AAVE.

Hope this helps.

Ron


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