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LINGUIST List 24.435

Thu Jan 24 2013

Disc: RE: Empirical Linguistics and Mixing the Levels

Editor for this issue: Kristen Dunkinson <kristenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Jan-2013
From: Lise Menn <lise.menncolorado.edu>
Subject: RE: Empirical Linguistics and Mixing the Levels
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Yes, 'not mixing levels' is a tenet - but linguistics is science, not a religion; tenets are subject to empirical testing, and if they fail to account for the data, then they must be modified. Many of us think there are problems with this particular idea, even though it does have value as a methodological starting point.

Lise Menn






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