Linguist Noam Chomsky's controversial theories maintain that the human brain has an innate language faculty, and that part of this biological endowment is a 'universal grammar', a theory of principles common to all languages. Thus, all human languages and the ways in which children learn them are remarkably similar. An important influence in contemporary philosophy, psychology, education and intellectual history, Chomsky has introduced new perspectives on language, the creative individual and the nature of human freedom in society. This book is the ideal introduction to a major 20th century thinker.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Introducing ChomskyUser Review - Angus Stirling - Goodreads
A nice introduction to complex linguistic ideas such as universal grammar, i/e-language, and deep structure. I confess I spent some sections of the book re-reading and wishing it was a reddit 'explain it to me like i'm 5' interactive forum instead. Read full review
Review: Introducing ChomskyUser Review - Christy - Goodreads
I've liked all of the other "Introducing..." books I've read, but I couldn't get into this one (which is why it took me two months to read!). I read this because of my interest in linguistics, and ... Read full review