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On Language
On Language

On Language

by Noam Chomsky

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0143030000 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 269

Binding

Paperback

Noam Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 269
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143030000

Description

On Language restores to print two of Chomsky’s most famous and popular books in one omnibus edition-Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language.

In Language and Responsibility, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral and linguistic thinking. In Reflections on Language, he explores the more general implications of the study of language and offers incisive analyses of the controversies among psychologists, philosophers and linguists over fundamental questions of language.

Featuring some of the noted linguist and political critic’s most informal and highly accessible work, this book is an ideal introduction to his thought.

REVIEWS

Language and Responsibility is a well-organized, clearly written and comprehensive introduction to Chomsky’s thought.
-New York Times Book Review

Language and Responsibility brings together…Chomsky’s positions on issues ranging from politics and philosophy of science to recent advances in linguistic theory…The clarity of presentation at times approaches that of Bertrand Russell in his political and more popular philosophical essays.
-Contemporary Psychology

Reflections on Language is profoundly satisfying and impressive. It is the clearest and most developed account of the case of universal grammar and of the relations between his theory of language and the innate faculties of mind responsible for language acquisition and use.
-Patrick Flanagan

Contents

LANGUAGE AND RESPONSIBILITY (1979)

Contents

Translator’s Note

Introductory Comment

PART I: LINGUISTICS AND POLITICS

Politics
Linguistics and the Human Sciences
A Philosophy of Language ?
Empiricism and Rationalism

PART II: GENERATIVE GRAMMAR

The Birth of Generative Grammar
Semantics
The Extended Standard Theory
Deep Structure
Universal Grammar and Unresolved Questions

Notes

Index

REFLECTION ON LANGUAGE (1975)

Preface

PART I: THE WHIDDEN LECTURES

On Cognitive Capacity
The Object of Inquiry
Some General Features of Language

PART II
Problems and Mysteries in the Study of Human Language

Notes

Bibliography

Index of Names

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