Pariah Against A Prophet
Pariah Against A Prophet: Despite his asinine political views, Noam Chomsky is considered to be a brilliant linguist by many people. But in fact, the ideas of Chomsky the linguist may be even more cockeyed than the ideas of Chomsky the political commentator.
Linguistics PhD Marc Miyake does a great job of explaining Chomsky’s theories in an understandable way for the non-linguists among us. He then goes on to point out how Chomksy worship has ruined the study of linguistics in universities all across the United States. This isn’t typically the sort of thing that I post on RWN, but it was an excellent read and it cuts Chomsky off at the knees which I always find entertaining…