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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 significant. -Ron "Pull up an armchair and let's do some Linguistics!"