Re: Use of Conlang to test Language Universals
|From:||Ronald Craig <rjcraig@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 5, 2009, 1:18|
On Feb 5, 2009, at 6:49 AM, And Rosta wrote:
> I felt that the research opportunity that Christopher provided was
> squandered because of the researchers' theoretical agenda.
But isn't that typical of the traditional way of doing things in
Chomskian "science"? ;)
What I really like here is the seeming assumption that the subject's
"remarkable" linguistic abilities differ from the norm in degree only
(?), not in kind.
And of course studies with a sample size of ... one are always
"Pull up an armchair and let's do some Linguistics!"