Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought / Edition 3

Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought / Edition 3

by Noam Chomsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521881765

ISBN-13: 9780521881760

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this extraordinarily original and profound work, Noam Chomsky discusses themes in the study of language and mind since the end of the sixteenth century in order to explain the motivations and methods that underlie his work in linguistics, the science of mind, and even politics. This edition includes a new and specially written introduction by James McGilvray,

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In this extraordinarily original and profound work, Noam Chomsky discusses themes in the study of language and mind since the end of the sixteenth century in order to explain the motivations and methods that underlie his work in linguistics, the science of mind, and even politics. This edition includes a new and specially written introduction by James McGilvray, contextualising the work for the twenty-first century. It has been made more accessible to a larger audience; all the French and German in the original edition has been translated, and the notes and bibliography have been brought up to date. The relationship between the original edition (published in 1966) and contemporary biolinguistic work is also explained. This challenging volume is an important contribution to the study of language and mind, and to the history of these studies since the end of the sixteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521881760
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction James McGilvray; 1. Introduction; 2. Creative aspect of language use; 3. Deep and surface structure; 4. Description and explanation in linguistics; 5. Acquisition and use of language; 6. Summary.

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