Reading Group Sing-Along:
November 27, 2006
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Back in October, when I originally posted the forward projections on the reading group’s upcoming choices, I had left the exact selections for the coming week a bit on the vague side, just referring to the Language Log archives on the general theme we would be discussing, which relates to an ongoing debate between Pinker, Jackendoff and Chomsky. L. Magee did, though, piece together a specific list of recommendations for the group, which I thought I’d post in case anyone is curious exactly what we’ll be discussing next Monday.
L. Magee’s suggestions are:
Perhaps start here:
Mark Liberman’s outline of the Pinker, Jackendoff, Chomsky discussion at Language Log
Chomsky et al: The Faculty of Language
Pinker et al: The Faculty of Language: What’s Special About It?
Chomsky et al: The Evolution of the Language Faculty
and Pinker & Jackendoff’s Reply
Also of interest:
We workshopped a number of suggestions for where to go next – with the general idea of staying with the linguistics theme for a while longer. We’ll have an email round to solidify these suggestions, and then I’ll post another forecast list…