JUN
2010
20

Portraits and Caricatures: Aaron and Lexi

And to every father, every where, Happy Father’s Day.

JUN
2010
16
JUN
2010
05

Congressional Caffeine Caucus Catastrophe! Part IV

Finally! Part I here, Part II here, Part III here.

JUN
2010
05
JUN
2010
01
JUN
2010
01

“I Am an Amanuensis” 71: Kaplan’s CSET Test Prep on Noam Chomsky

“[. . . M]any five-year-olds entering kindergarten will still be mastering morphological rules, a typical feature of emergent speech. They will say, ‘I goed to my friend’s house yesterday.’ This grammatically incorrect utterance actually employs a sophisticated, though unconscious, understanding of grammar. The child knows that the way to form the past tense of most English verbs is to add the –ed suffix. This is an application of what [Noam] Chomsky calls Universal Grammar, enabled by the Language Acquisition Device. The child has observed, verified, and used a rule of English grammar, which is incorrect in this case not because…