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CHAT: Lakoff

From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 26, 1999, 2:40
I was really into (trying to comprehend) Chomskyan linguistics for a
couple years, until I started reading people like Lakoff and became
debunked of it all.

'Course, Lakoff's current theories of grammar (e.g. the analysis of
_There is_ in Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things) bear almost as little
resemblance to his old Generative Semantics as to Chomsky.

Ed Heil --------------------------------

John Cowan wrote:

> Sally Caves scripsit: > > > It wasn't from any sense that he was a bad linguist. > > Lakoff is also one of the bad boys of the generative-semantics > wars of the 70s, so the Chomskyite religionists will denounce him > at the drop of a pro. > > (Not that any of us would suffer from prejudice.) > > -- > John Cowan > e'osai ko sarji la lojban. >