But Is Gender A Factor, Too?

Study of Language Use in Children Suggests Sex Influences How Brain Processes Words

Posted by vinny9 on November 29, 2006 with category tags of

Yeah, but come on, n=10 for boys and n=15 for girls. It is really pushing the acceptable boundaries of inferential statistics to go from that to "men and woman process language differently". They might as well have gone to a playground and vaguely listened to kids as they tried to pick up hot moms.

See, this is why nobody takes linguists seriously.
   comment by goodladd (#144) on November 29, 2006

Neurolinguistic studies are expensive and underfunded jerk. Your causality is backwards. It is BECAUSE no one takes linguistics seriously that n=25. Jerk.

This is why no one takes goodladd seriously. That and the fact that most of his postings here and elsewhere are sarcastic/ironic in nature.

Also, I am extremely dubious that anyone would use analogy-based processing or rhyme-based for that matter. It seems like a cursory explanation to me.
   comment by Gbrowdy (#55) on November 29, 2006


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