Two Case Studies of Chomsky's Play Acting at Linguistics
Paul Postal
December 2012

In his famous review of Skinner, Chomsky introduced the phrase 'play acting at science'. This work, focusing on his talk of The A-over-A Principle and Recoverability argues in detail that that term precisely characterizes much of Chomsky's own work in linguistics.
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