On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works "Language and Responsibility" and "Reflections on Language" in One Volume

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Two of Chomsky's most famous and accessible works available in an affordable and attractive edition.

Described by the New York Times as "arguably the most important intellectual alive," Noam Chomsky is known throughout the world for his highly influential writings on language and politics. Featuring two of Chomsky's most popular and enduring books in one omnibus volume, On ...
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On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume

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Overview

Two of Chomsky's most famous and accessible works available in an affordable and attractive edition.

Described by the New York Times as "arguably the most important intellectual alive," Noam Chomsky is known throughout the world for his highly influential writings on language and politics. Featuring two of Chomsky's most popular and enduring books in one omnibus volume, On Language contains some of the noted linguist and political critic's most informal and accessible work to date, making it an ideal introduction to his thought.

In Part I, Language and Responsibility (1979), Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral, and linguistic thinking through a series of interviews with Mitsou Ronat, the noted French linguist. In Part II, Reflections on Language (1975), Chomsky 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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781565844759
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Pages: 269
  • Sales rank: 661,051
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 1.32 (d)

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Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor emeritus at MIT and the author of numerous books, including Understanding Power, American Power and the New Mandarins (both available from The New Press), Hegemony or Survival, and Failed States. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Language and Responsibility (1979)
Translator's Note
Introductory Comment
1 Politics
2 Linguistics and the Human Sciences
3 A Philosophy of Language?
4 Empiricism and Rationalism
5 The Birth of Generative Grammar
6 Semantics
7 The Extended Standard Theory
8 Deep Structure
9 Universal Grammar and Unresolved Questions
Notes
Index
Reflections on Language (1975)
Preface
1 On Cognitive Capacity
2 The Object of Inquiry
3 Some General Features of Language
4 Problems and Mysteries in the Study of Human Language
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Names
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