Chomsky, Popper, et al

William S. Lear rael at
Fri Mar 31 13:19:31 PST 2000

On Friday, March 31, 2000 at 11:42:44 (-0800) Scott Martens writes:
>For Bill Lear:
>I look forward to seeing the results of your research. I am
>unaware of a generativist response to those issues, but that
>doesn't mean there isn't one.
>Too many linguists are dismissive of the arguments of their
>opponents. I think that's one reason the generativists don't
>publish rebuttals often. However, that doesn't excuse me for
>being dismissive. I promise to consider the arguments you
>bring forward seriously, and you and everyone else who reads
>this is allowed to remind me that I said so if I don't.

It's going to be a hard task for me, since I'm not a linguist, just a programmer. I'm going to send Chomsky a letter and see if he'll respond (he usually does, but I know he's quite busy)...

I'm going to try to read *Cartesian Linguistics* this weekend.


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