Question pronouns are important but hard to visualize.
Yesterday I posted a notice about a review article by Heather K.J. van der Lely and Steven Pinker titled "The biological basis of language," that reports the brain supports two separate syntax networks which the authors call basic and extended syntax. I did not go into the grammatical analysis of that paper because it was irrelevant to my focus, which was on the multi-step evolutionary process implicit in their account. In this post, I do want to look at their grammatical analysis because it differs from the way I look at language. Can I accept the van der Lely-Pinker findings without accepting their thoughts about syntax?