Language & Thought

Language & Thought

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by Noam Chomsky
     
 

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As a linguist, Noam Chomsky aims not only at making a technical contribution with his generative theory of language but also at integrating his linguistic theory into a wider view of the relationship between between language and the human mind. The crux of this view is the hypothesis that human beings are born with an innate knowledge of universal principles

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As a linguist, Noam Chomsky aims not only at making a technical contribution with his generative theory of language but also at integrating his linguistic theory into a wider view of the relationship between between language and the human mind. The crux of this view is the hypothesis that human beings are born with an innate knowledge of universal principles underlying the structure of human language.

Chomsky's ideas have exerted a powerful influence on the other disciplines by restoring language to a central position in cognitive psychology and in the philosophy of the mind. The wider impact on his redefinition of the subject gives him a permanent place in the intellectual history of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559210744
Publisher:
Moyer Bell
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Language and Thought Ser.
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
610,259
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Noam Chomsky is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received numerous honorary degrees, belongs to many professional and learned societies, and has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history and United States foreign policy.

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