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Thursday, November 16

Generalizations Galore !

Today I heard someone giving a talk say

That’s a mistake that creolists make all the time…to generalize what they have found to all creoles or some kind of language universal.

It’s ok. Impromptu speakers always make the same mistakes that they are faulting everyone else for making, especially when it comes to overattribution. What? I’m tired.

From here.

Should I add that linguists are all good at catching such mistakes ;-) !

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that a generalization coming from a computer scientist-linguist ?

Jaya said...

All computer scientist turned linguists tend to crack difficult to understand linguistic jokes on their blogs :D