On Nature and Language / Edition 1

On Nature and Language / Edition 1

by Noam Chomsky, Adriana Belletti, Luigi Rizzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 052101624X

ISBN-13: 9780521016247

Pub. Date: 01/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In On Nature and Language Noam Chomsky develops his thinking on the relation between language, mind, and brain, integrating current research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience. Following a lucid introduction is a penetrating interview with Chomsky, in which he provides the clearest and most elegant introduction to current theory available. It

Overview

In On Nature and Language Noam Chomsky develops his thinking on the relation between language, mind, and brain, integrating current research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience. Following a lucid introduction is a penetrating interview with Chomsky, in which he provides the clearest and most elegant introduction to current theory available. It makes his Minimalist Program accessible to all. The volume concludes with an essay on the role of intellectuals in society and government. A significant landmark in the development of linguistic theory, On Nature and Language will be welcomed by students and researchers in theoretical linguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive science and politics, as well as anyone interested in the development of Chomsky's thought. Noam Chomsky is Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky has written and lectured extensively on philosophy, intellectual history, and international affairs. His works include The Architecture of Language, Aspects of the Theory of Syntax; Cartesian Linguistics; Language and Mind; American Power and the New Mandarins; At War with Asia; For Reasons of State; Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Language; Rules and Representations; The Culture of Terrorism; Rethinking Camelot; JFKm the Vietnam War and US Political Culture; World Orders, Old and New and The Common Good.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521016247
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,170,249
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Introduction: some concepts and issues in linguistic theory; 2. Perspectives on language and mind; 3. Language and the brain; 4. An interview on minimalism; 5. The secular priesthood and the perils of democracy.

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