Language and Mind / Edition 3

Language and Mind / Edition 3

by Noam Chomsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052167493X

ISBN-13: 9780521674935

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection of essays on language and mind, first published in 2006. The first six chapters, originally published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. This edition complements them with an additional chapter and a new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the

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This is the third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection of essays on language and mind, first published in 2006. The first six chapters, originally published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. This edition complements them with an additional chapter and a new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the twenty-first century. Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system (Universal Grammar), through the rules and principles of which we acquire an internalized knowledge (I-language). Over the past fifty years, this framework has sparked an explosion of inquiry into a wide range of languages, and has yielded some major theoretical questions. The final chapter revisits the key issues, reviewing the 'biolinguistic' approach that has guided Chomsky's work from its origins to the present day, and raising some novel and exciting challenges for the study of language and mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521674935
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
759,274
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Linguistic contributions to the study of mind: past; 2. Linguistic contributions to the study of mind: present; 3. Linguistic contributions to the study of mind: future; 4. Form and meaning in natural languages; 5. The formal nature of language; 6. Linguistics and philosophy; 7. Biolinguistics and the human capacity; 8. Three factors in language design.

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