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Message from HH (Aug/01/2015)
I sent the proof of Language Faculty Science to Cambridge University Press about 10 days ago. So, the book will be published before too long. The pre-publication advertisement says "300 pages," but the book will be almost 400 pages (although I took out a great deal of materials to make it short...)
The blurb that will appear on the back cover of the book will be like:
"This book explores how we can aspire to accumulate knowledge about the language faculty in line with Feynman's "The test of all knowledge is experiment." The two pillars of the proposed methodology for language faculty science are the internalist approach advocated by Chomsky and what Richard Feynman calls the "Guess-Compute-Compare" method. Taking the internalist approach, the book is concerned with the I-language of an individual speaker. Adopting the Guess-Compute-Compare method, it aims at deducing definite predictions and comparing them with experimental results. It offers a conceptual articulation of how we deduce definite predictions about the judgments of an individual speaker on the basis of universal and language-particular hypotheses and how we obtain experimental results precisely in accordance with such predictions. In pursuit of rigorous testability and reproducibility, the experimental demonstration in the book is supplemented by the accompanying website which provides the details of all the Experiments discussed in the book." (This seems to be appearing at Amazon, without the font-formatting.")
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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