At 02:57 PM 4/24/01 -0400, Bob Krovetz wrote:
>At the corpus linguistics conference in Freiburg, Bas Aarts gave a
>talk in which he mentioned a conversation he had with Chomsky. He
>asked Chomsky "What do you think of Corpus Linguistics?". Chomsky
>replied "It doesn't exist".
Stated with the arrogant dismissiveness that only Chomsky can muster. I
once heard him tell a very large audience, in response to the question:
"What do you think of communication research?" that there was "no such
thing." For such a brilliant guy, it's too bad he never learned to play nice.
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