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Message from HH (Jul/04/2018)
How linguistics (or generative linguistics) as it is being practiced differs from language faculty science as an exact science as I try to pursue it is perhaps an important issue if one wishes to develop language faculty science among those who are already in the field of linguistics (or generative linguistics). I will try to address the issue and make my thoughts available to the public after I have completed Predictions and Experiments in Language Faculty Science.
"Criticism, as we shall see more clearly later, is the lifeblood of all rational thought. But we should criticize any theory always in its best and strongest form; if possible, repairing tacitly all its major mistakes and concentrating on the great, leading, and simplifying ideas. Otherwise we shall be led into the swamp of scholasticism - of clever questions and answers which have a tendency of multiplying endlessly; a swamp from which there is no escape once we have slipped in; a swamp over which the paralyzing vapours of the publication explosion hold an eternal sway."
(Taken from p. 977 of "Replies to My Critics" contained in Volume 2 of The Philosophy of Karl Popper, edited by Paul Authur Schilpp, 1974, The Open Court Publishing, La Salle, Illinois, pp. 961-1197.)
My response to Chomsky's recent essay "The Galilean Challenge" (Galileo's Other Challenge) has been published in Inference: International Review of Science
I am still working on Predictions and Experiments in Language Faculty Science. Now the target date for its completion is the end of 2018.
Language Faculty Science (Cambridge University Press) has been out.
The English kindle-edition of Hoji 2013 (Issues on anaphora in Japanese) has also been out.
Its table of contents and the newly added Preface to the volume are available here. (You should click "Look inside" on the left side of the page.)
The website that accompanies Language Faculty Science is accessible to the public.
The Japanese versions of Ch. 1 and Ch. 8.2 as well as the Japanese translation of the "How to read various charts" are now available there.
At the bottom of its top page you find remarks about the books in preparation, including Experiments in Language Faculty Science. The presentation in Language Faculty Science is simplified in a very important respect and Experiments in Language Faculty Science tries to illustrate the methodology in question more fully than in Language Faculty Science.
There are related postings in the "Remarks" board under Discussion, under  "Language Faculty Science."
The postings under  "A key to language faculty science as an exact science" in the "General remarks" board contain remarks that may be more directly revealing about my basic research orientation than what is included in Language Faculty Science.
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"What's New" had not served its original purpose for a while. What would have been placed there had been placed in the "General Remarks" board under Discussion. But, I have decided to post "update" type of information in "What's new" again. However, the "updated date" for "What's new" is not shown. When you see a new date above, you can check (i) Discussion to see which board(s) contain(s) (any) new posting(s) or (ii) What's new. For each board under Discussion, you see the date of the most recent posting(s).
The information under "Works" under MENU (such as "Downloadable papers," "List of publications," etc.) has not been updated for some time, and I do not plan to update it for a while. Old works such as my 1985 dissertation, the 1990 book manuscript, as well as some recent works are available here.