[Spellyans] The Cornish for 'cousin'
daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Wed Jul 30 11:44:07 IST 2014
One may differ with, indeed even disprove Chomsky's theories on universal grammar and other areas, but to say he is an "idiot" is - well,... just wrong, - on so many levels. He didn't damage 'linguistics' at all - he sparked many an interesting controversy. He is also a keen and critical political mind and his outspokenness in this area is also important in the pluralistic choir of voices of the world. I strongly protest you calling him an "idiot" on an open forum whose moderator you are and who on occasion has had to warn members for using language which was in your opinion too harsh or too personal. Chomsky is not a member here and cannot defend himself against such an insult.
On Jul 30, 2014, at 12:21 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
> Chomsky was an idiot and did more damage to linguistics than anyone could.
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