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Lectures on Government and Binding The Pisa Lectures

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ISBN-10: 3110141310

ISBN-13: 9783110141313

Edition: 7th 1993

Authors: Noam Chomsky

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The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties of the 'language organ'. The series comprises high quality monographs and collected volumes that address such issues. The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.
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List price: $63.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: De Gruyter, Inc.
Publication date: 9/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 381
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
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…    

Outline of the theory of core grammar
Subsystems of core grammar
On government and binding
Specification of empty categories
Some related topics
Empty categories and the rule Move-[alpha]
Index of Names
General Index