Re: memetic speciation?

Bill Benzon (
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 07:36:15 -0500

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Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 07:36:15 -0500
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: memetic speciation?

>Why then should they [creoles] be expected to fit a model of steadily branching
>taxonomies? They do seem to fit an adaptive systems view of the process.
They don't. But what if such processes loom large in language development?
My point is that, in insisting on taxonomies, comparatists are forcing the
model on their data eventhough we know that there are processing going on
in the object domain which are counter the the basic mechanism of the

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