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Beginning in the middle fifties and emanating largely from M.I.T., an approach was developed to linguistic theory and to the study of the structure of particular languages that diverges in many respects from modern linguistics. Although this approach is connected to the traditional study of language, it differs enough in its general objectives and in specific conclusions a ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published March 15th 1969 by Mit Press (first published 1965)
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Marcus Lira
Nice work by Chomsky, it's one of his early (but apparently over-rated) works. Dense, interesting and really creative. Of all things stated in this book, I just can't buy his arguments for the innateness of language in the first part of this book, although one can easily dismiss those ideas and proceed to the other chapters without any considerable problem (I, personally, had no problem in doing that).
Joshua Casteel
Awe-inspiring, but still an essentially cauldrony-esoteric approach to a perfectly human behavior. Where's the beef?
People say my name should be Jeff
I don't give this one star only because this book spurred a great deal of research in Linguistics.
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