Last week I did a twitter and it got a big response (for me, that is). It was about a recent paper on language that appeared in an economics journal and it lit a fire under other people as well. The paper is called “Do Linguistic Structures Affect Human Capital? The Case of Pronoun Drop” and it’s by Horst Feldmann. I thought that in addition to dunking on that paper on Twitter, I’d spell out some of the fundamental problems with it. Here goes.
Hide your students! Hide your TAs!
Economists are doing linguistics again. 🙄 https://t.co/SBeZA60HFu
— Joe McVeigh is also @EvilJoeMcVeigh@mstdn.social (@EvilJoeMcVeigh) December 4, 2018
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