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Re: The Gospel according to Chomsky

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Saturday, April 13, 2002, 17:01
John Cowan:
> And Rosta scripsit: > > > This list has 350 subscribers, of whom, afaik, exactly 1.5 > > are Chomskyan believers: Matt and Marcus (who counts as 0.5). > > Well, okay, but there are only two other actual linguisticians > (excluding, of course, possible lurkers).
if being a 'linguistician' requires one to be employed by a university.
> > Of the professional linguists I have had as colleagues (in > > the same department) in the last 10 years, 0 out of 16 were > > Chomskyan believers. > > But you are outside Chomskyland (the region centered on the > East Pole). > > > It may be the unbelievers who feel > > lonely, but it is the believers who are lonely. > > Such judgments are local in nature.
Well, I was responding to Ray, resident of Surrey or thereabouts and speaking on the Conlang list.... --And.