Re: The Gospel according to Chomsky
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 12, 2002, 5:33|
At 2:44 pm +0200 11/4/02, daniel andreasson wrote:
>I got this in my e-mail today and thought I'd share it
>with you guys. This one is only funny if you are familiar
>with the works of Chomsky, but don't believe in them (me),
Good - I've sometimes felt like a lonely unbeliever :)
At 1:25 pm -0400 11/4/02, David Peterson wrote:
> HA, HA, HA, HA!!!! Marvellous. But what of this:
><<or actually do believe in them (you guys in the US)>>
> Is this how we're thought of?
>I pretty much thought only Chomsky still
>believed in his theories. Even his graduate students who thought they were
>doing just what they should were eventually rejected by him.
Yes, but we see them as neo-Chomskyan heretics who, while the Master may
reject them for their deviant views, nevertheless derive their teachings
from the Chomskyite introspection.
>At any rate,
>here at Berkeley we don't tolerate such nonsense. Here everyone just invents
>their own theories of syntax. ;)
Great - you'll be telling me next that they're empirical linguistics your
side of the pond ;)