Steven Pinker on Noam Chomsky’s theory of Linguistics & Politics (Part 1)

Steven Pinker reflects on his admiration and disagreements with Noam Chomsky. Full interview:
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14 Responses to Steven Pinker on Noam Chomsky’s theory of Linguistics & Politics (Part 1)

  1. canufi says:

    chomsky = retard exposed as a capitalist on Hoover look up on google same as Michael Moore.. Hypocritical liberal twat

  2. theoverman88 says:

    i think chomsky is saying that the different meanings of sentences will still be inherent to children when you switch words around or delete words. i never heard him say that different tenses were inherent. that would definitely be impossible…

  3. nynevergoingback says:

    The link has changed for the full video: video . mit . edu / watch / pinkers-farewell-9040 / If the link changes again, go to video . mit . edu and search for “pinker’s farewell”.

  4. boliussa says:

    that’s a very observant observation , thinking about some chomsky videos i’ve seen, you’re right.

  5. 00000gerat says:

    the entire vowel-shift system did not arise out of a series of orthographic and political coincidences. that power structures a priori structured language is one of those weak uninformed arguments that gets tired fast.

  6. 00000gerat says:

    sociolinguistics is for pussies

  7. Tim Hadsel says:

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and ONLY into White countries. Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY White country and ONLY White countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites. They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

  8. Tippersnore says:

    What of the external forces (physical, military, power structures, geography, happenstance, mistakes in writing/printing etc.) that made run, ran, run the most common verb forms regardless of how the brain interprets and stores and becomes fluent in modern language forms?

  9. expressexpose says:

    I find your comment insulting.

  10. DerEchteSenf says:

    Wow a Steven Pinker video on youtube with broken volume. Thank god that almost never happens.

  11. the1musiclad says:

    – I agree. I’ve seen what he’s like in a discussion.

  12. i2v2s says:

    Yes Data driven analysis. Truth is to be sought in does and doesn’t. Science: On Chomsky’s Appraisal of Skinner’s Verbal Behavior: A Half Century of Misunderstanding

  13. minzhide says:

    Somebody needs to get this boy a vowel chart.

  14. minzhide says:

    Somebody needs to get this boy a vowel chart. He doesn’t know wtf he’s talking about.

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