Grammar

Sep. 9th, 2016 12:26 am
kortirion_among_the_trees: (Looking Out)
[personal profile] kortirion_among_the_trees
Not a well-written article, but confirms what I've always instinctively known: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/evidence-rebuts-chomsky-s-theory-of-language-learning/  The only aspect of linguistic studies that has ever interested me (apart from bilingual language acquisition) is, unsurprisingly, old-fashioned philology, and universal grammar always seemed utter bollocks against that background.  However, I know nothing about philology really, so I do wonder whether my gut feeling was something real historicist students of language shared?  Not much light on this from the article, which comes from a very different disciplinary angle.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

kortirion_among_the_trees: (Default)
Kortirion_Among_The_Trees

April 2017

M T W T F S S
     12
3456789
1011121314 1516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 09:07 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios