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Knowledge of Language Its Nature, Origin, and Use

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ISBN-10: 0275900258

ISBN-13: 9780275900250

Edition: N/A

Authors: Noam Chomsky

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"Why do we know so much more than we have evidence for in certain areas, and so much less in others? In tackling these questions--Plato's and Orwell's problem--Chomsky again demonstrates his unequalled capacity to integrate vast amounts of material." David W. Lightfoot, University of Maryland "I feel that it is his most persuasive defense of the idea that the study of linguistic structure provides insight into the human mind." Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington
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List price: $114.00
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/15/1985
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 314
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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…    

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