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Philippe Caquant said:
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> The important thing to understand is that linguistics
> is not a science, it is a mess of contradictory
> theories, evolving all the time.


It's certainly true that there are an awful lot of linguists doing
something that isn't science (some of whom believe they *are* doing
science, and some of whom simply don't have science as one of their
objectives).

But I don't think it's true that linguistics is not a science. Theoretical
pluralism is prevalent throughout all areas of science, and the occasional
hegemonic interludes are generally brief.


-- Mark