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On Sep 17, 2004, at 2:42 AM, Roger Mills wrote:
>> No.   The whole reason that they proposed gaps and movement was that
> their syntax didn't match up with the extent word order.   So when they
> talk about "word order", they mean surface word order--otherwise all
> languages would have the same word order (at least, according to some
> linguists). >

> Don't they???? (Signed, Noam)   :-)))))))

Noam Chomsky's first name is generally pronounced /no:m/, right?  (as
opposed to other "Noam"s where the /a/ is pronounced).

So i was wondering, do any of his ideological/theory-disagreeing
opponents call him "the Gnome" /no:m/ as an insult? ;-)


-Stephen (Steg)
  "i defend myself, therefore i exist."
      ~ herbert pagani