Chomsky's new clothes

W. Deutsch, O. Muller

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Clahsen's view on language is intimately linked with the Chomskian distinction between competence and performance. He uses performance to verify theoretical assumptions about the underlying structure of competence. Using mostly off-line tasks, he may fail to answer the question of how language is generated and perceived in natural situations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1020
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


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