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Author Topic: Why Do People Have To Tell Stories?  (Read 13427 times)
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« Reply #27: February 25, 2009, 03:54:34 pm »


I find it very intriguing. However, the article really didn't do it for me. I have come to about two thirds, but it doesn't give enough examples to really grasp a few glimmers of how the language or the cultural aspects are working. Even though I have some linguistic background (and have spent some time parsing Chomskian tree structures) I find the article very difficult to read or grasp.

(However, I do fully agree with Everett that Chomsky isn't the theory that explains everything concerning linguistics. And I find it amazing, every time I read about it, how uncritically the theory is accepted among scientists, who really ought to know better.)

Slightly off-topic to the 'why people tell stories'  but interesting all the same.
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