Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

ISBN-10: 0262530074
ISBN-13: 9780262530071
Edition: 1965 (Reprint)
Authors: Noam Chomsky
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Description: Chomsky proposes a reformulation of the theory of transformational generative grammar that takes recent developments in the descriptive analysis of particular languages into account.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1965
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/15/1969
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 261
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Chomsky proposes a reformulation of the theory of transformational generative grammar that takes recent developments in the descriptive analysis of particular languages into account.

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community. Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics. Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of America's most prominent linguists and most notorious social critics and political activists. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in 1957. Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind (1967) and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1985). He also has written dozens of political analyses, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), Chronicles of Dissent (1992), and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993).

Preface
Methodological Preliminaries
Categories and Relations in Syntactic Theory
Deep Structures and Grammatical Transformations
Some Residual Problems
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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