Re: The Gospel according to Chomsky
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 11, 2002, 23:27|
David Peterson wrote:
> HA, HA, HA, HA!!!! Marvellous.
>Truly brilliant and LOLROFLMAO etc. I even liked the way it combined both
Old and New Testament material. "I come to fulfill the prophets etc etc."
I do wish they'd managed to work in a "Boolean condition on analyzability",
which always got a "Well, er, umm.." from all my teachers.
It took me a good two years to figure out what was going in SS and Aspects,
and then along came Ross, Lakoff, McCawley et seq., at which point I
retreated into my antiquated comparative/hist. cubby-hole (with Kiparsky
barking in PIE outside).........
At the first summer-school Linguistic Institute I attended at U.Mich (1965),
it was amusing to watch the battles between Chomsky, Sidney Lamb (who?), and
sadly waning old-guard Henry Gleason and their various disciples, all of
whom were in attendance.
I do tend to agree occasionally with Chomsky on some of his political rants,
and he can be a brilliant speaker, but Lordy lordy, those masses of words on
the printed page........:-(