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Quoting "Ph. D." <[log in to unmask]>:

> Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> >
> > At 17:40 21.1.2004, David Peterson wrote:
> >
> > >I have to go to class right now to find out why
> > >Chomsky's notions of subject and SUBJECT
> > >were flawed.
> >
> > I thought Chomsky's (linguistic) notions were
> > flawed generally! ;)
>
>
> Before I became interested in linguistics, I was
> under the impression (based on mentions of
> Chomsky in the general press) that his ideas
> had revolutionized linguistics, and that the vast
> majority of current linguists agreed with his
> theories.
>
> But after reading some articles about linguistics
> on the web and various comments in this forum,
> I now have the impression that his ideas are very
> controversial and that many, if not most, linguists
> are rather skeptical of his ideas.

That's pretty much my experience, too. In my first coupla years on the List, I
was repeatedly surprised that no-one rose to his defense when, as fairly
frequently, flak was heading chomksywards.

                                              Andreas