Language and Mind

ISBN-10: 052167493X
ISBN-13: 9780521674935
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Noam Chomsky
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Description: A collection of ground breaking essays by one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Noam Chomsky, this work brings together the seminal papers from his early work that changed the face of linguistic theory.

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

A collection of ground breaking essays by one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Noam Chomsky, this work brings together the seminal papers from his early work that changed the face of linguistic theory.

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 to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Linguistic contributions to the study of mind: past
Linguistic contributions to the study of mind: present
Linguistic contributions to the study of mind: future
Form and meaning in natural languages
The formal nature of language
Linguistics and philosophy
Biolinguistics and the human capacity
Index

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