Responses to comments on Syntax in the media

Thanks everyone for your comments. @Bill Benzon: “Scholars have been hammering away on the distinction between description and prescription for years, and it still hasn’t gotten through” Well, in the research world where people study language (in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics or computer science), this issue never comes up.  People in…

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Welcome #2

Welcome to the thescienceoflanguage.com blog. (Steve wrote the first welcome: Kyle and I are writing this second welcome.) Steve Piantadosi (University of Rochester, Brain & Cognitive Sciences), Kyle Mahowald (MIT Brain & Cognitive Sciences), Ev Fedorenko (Mass General Hospital) and I (Ted Gibson, MIT Brain & Cognitive Sciences) recently decided…

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