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by Noam Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky
Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton; 1 edition (November 19, 2002)
Pages: 117 pages
Category: Reference
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Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures was the snowball which began the avalanche of the modern "cognitive revolution. The cognitive perspective originated in the seventeenth century and now construes modern linguistics as part of psychology and human biology.

Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures was the snowball which began the avalanche of the modern "cognitive revolution.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Another historian of linguistics Frederick Newmeyer considers Syntactic Structures revolutionary for two reasons. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. American linguist Paul Postal wrote in 1964 that most of the syntactic conceptions prevalent in the United States were versions of the theory of phrase structure grammars in the sense of Chomsky. British linguist John Lyons wrote in 1966 that no work has had a greater influence upon the current linguistic theory than Chomsky's Syntactic Structures.

Syntactic Structures is a major work in linguistics by American linguist Noam Chomsky, originally published in 1957. A short monograph of about a hundred pages, it is recognized as one of the most significant studies of the 20th century, and in 2011. A short monograph of about a hundred pages, it is recognized as one of the most significant studies of the 20th century, and in 2011 was selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important nonfiction books ever written

Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures was the snowball which began the avalanche of the modern "cognitive revolution. The cognitive per- spective originated in the seventeenth century and now construes mod- ern linguistics as part of psychology and human biology. Depending on their initial conditions, children grow into adults with various lan- guage systems, some variety of Japanese if raised in Tokyo and Cor- nish English if raised in the village of Polperro.

Noam Chomsky is Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. David W. Lightfoot is Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. 'Chomsky's book on syntactic structures is one of the first serious attempts on the part of a linguist to construct within th. .

Syntactic Structures, London: Mouton, 1957.

Most recent titles: The Responsibility of Intellectuals. This book is the perfect introduction to Chomsky’s political thinking, and makes a refreshing read for anyone who is uneasy about the West’s wider role in the world. Beginning with the New York newsstand where Chomsky started his political education as a teenager, the discussion broadens out to encompass colonialism and imperial control, propaganda and the media, the Arab Spring and drone warfare. Syntactic Structures, London: Mouton, 1957.

Noam Chomsky's first book on syntactic structures is one of the first serious attempts on the part of a linguist to construct within the tradition of scientific theory-construction a comprehensive theory of language which may be understood in the same sense that a chemical, biological theory is understood by experts in those fields. It is not a mere reorganization of the data into a new kind of library catalogue, nor another specualtive philosophy about the nature of man and language, but rather a rigorus explication of our intuitions about our language in terms of an overt axiom system, the theorems derivable from it, explicit results which may be compared with new data and other intuitions, all based plainly on an overt theory of the internal structure of languages; and it may well provide an opportunity for the application of explicity measures of simplicity to decide preference of one form over another form of grammar.