If you really want to see some high-quality examples of academics rabidly defending their particular patch of knowledge from Evil Outsiders and refusing to stay in touch with related developments in other disciplines, you should check out some of the murkier backwaters of linguistics. It's fucking depressing - full of researchers acting like advancements in psychology and neurology which have a major impact on their field never happened, and others blankly ignoring developments in fields from statistics to social science and anthropology. It's like they're in a little bubble of time all of their own.
Every essay I wrote on those fields ended up having to be re-edited to remove any trace of contempt, like a slightly more educated version of going through and putting a smiley after every second sentence.
#5453410, By Shinji 2nd year of uni too hard. What to do?
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