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.
Format: [ pdf ]
Reference: lingbuzz/001686
(please use that when you cite this article, unless you want to cite the full url: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/001686)
Published in: none
keywords: play acting, a-over-a principle, recoverability, syntax
Downloaded:1993 times

 

[ edit this article | back to article list ]