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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

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  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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John Roth

Once again, I'm going to say that universal grammar has, indeed, been found, but not in the form that Chomsky has proposed. See:

https://intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/schools-departments/natural-semantic-metalanguage/what-is-nsm

In particular, the section headed "Metalanguage Syntax" begins with "Universal semantic primes have an inherent grammar—a "conceptual grammar"—which is the same in all languages; that is, each semantic prime has certain combinatorial properties virtue of the particular concept it represents."

That is universal grammar.

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