On Nature and Language

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Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Language and languages - 206 pages
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Publisher's description: In On Nature and Language Noam Chomsky develops his thinking on the relation between language, mind and brain, integrating current research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience. The volume begins with a lucid introduction by the editors Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi. This is followed by some of Chomsky's recent writings on these themes, together with a penetrating interview in which Chomsky provides the clearest and most elegant introduction to current theory available. It should make his Minimalist Program accessible to all. The volume concludes with an essay on the role of intellectuals in society and government. Nature and Language is a significant landmark in the development of linguistic theory. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in theoretical linguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive science and politics, as well as anyone interested in the development of Chomsky's thought.

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Including transcripts of three lectures and an interview, this work presents results from noted linguist Chomsky's November 1999 visit to the University of Siena's Certosa di Pontignano, a secluded ... Read full review

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to be honest it was hard to read and examine examples of first part. Read full review


Editors introduction some concepts and issues in linguistic theory
Perspectives on language and mind
Language and the brain
An interview on minimalism
The secular priesthood and the perils of democracy
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