Linguistics 490, Vicissitudes of
How did Chomsky deal with questions
about his paradigm?
2a. His criticizing the book before he read it
2b. His criticism of the book before he read it
was strangely insightful.
It “indicates that speakers who fail to
distinguish [2b] from [2a] are not aware of a
property of their internalized grammar”
(Chomsky, p. 142)