Language and Mind

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 194 pages
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Noam Chomsky sets forth his theories about language and relates linguistics to philosophy and psychology

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User Review  - Nesrine - Goodreads

Being an inaugural guest's post, I hope that, while not up to the usual standards of this blog, the following content is not too far short either. By way of introduction: I am involved in the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - jay niemeyer - Goodreads

Incredibly fascinating. Chomsky is a superb scientist, actually. Of course, he is a terrible political/ social theorist. Read full review

Contents

Present
24
Future
65
FORM AND MEANING IN NATURAL LANGUAGES
100
Copyright

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About the author (1972)

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).

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