On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Amanda Schiffrin wrote:
>I've always seen the Generative vs. Corpus Linguistics debate
>as analogous to Top Down vs. Bottom Up approaches (in Computing
>for instance), or Cognitive Modelling vs. Behaviourism (in
>Psychology). Surely one is just as valid as the other?
>(There's nothing like living on the edge, making statements
>like that around here... ;-)
I'll have to ruminate a bit over your other similes, but you
sure as heck won't get any nice words out of me about behaviorism! I
guess, despite all my general receptiveness to others' ideas, I'm enough
of a dyed-in-the-wool generativist to put my foot down there.
-- James L. Fidelholtz e-mail: email@example.com Posgrado en Ciencias del Lenguaje tel.: +(52-2)229-5500 x5705 Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades fax: +(01-2) 229-5681 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, MÉXICO
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