Re: The Gospel according to Chomsky
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 13, 2002, 17:01|
> 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
> > 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....