One thing Noam Chomsky gets right is his emphasis on the sentence. With a newspaperman for a father, I've always placed emphasis on the paragraph, but I'm persuaded that Chomsky's focus is right. The sentence is what makes language more than the cooperative sharing of perceptions. As usual , it is nothing Chomsky said that brings me to his side. I've been reading Stanley Fish's new gem, How to Write a Sentence and how to read one. He makes the case that sounds right to a person kuje ne like me who loves language and its skillful use.