Introducing Chomsky

Author: John Maher
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 9781848312944
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Linguist Noam Chomsky maintains 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.Chomsky's book Syntactic Structures was a turning-point in 20th-century linguistics, challenging assumptions in many areas such as philosophy, psychology and intellectual history. Heir to the Enlightenment tradition, Chomsky has introduced new perspectives on language, the creative individual and the nature of human freedom in society.Introducing Chomsky traces Chomsky's understanding of the cognitive realities involved in the use of language, and the technical apparatus needed to represent it. The book also describes Chomsky's radical critique of the institutions of power and the pathways of oppression, and his commitment to freedom and justice.

Chomsky for Beginners

Author: John C. Maher
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ISBN: 9781874166429
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Explains Chomsky's understanding of the realities involved in the use of language, and his radical critique of powerful institutions and means of oppression

Chomsky s Universal Grammar

Author: Vivian Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126517473
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This new edition introduces the reader to Noam Chomsky's theory of language by setting the specifics of syntactic analysis in the framework of his general ideas. It explains its fundamental concepts and provides an overview and history of the theory.

Noam Chomsky

Author: Wolfgang B. Sperlich
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892690
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Noam Chomsky has become the acknowledged supreme anti-authoritarian figure of our age. A prolific writer, researcher and critical thinker, he has shaped contemporary linguistics, philosophy and liberal thought like no other. Volumes on Chomsky abound, yet an approachable and up-to-date introduction to the man and his life has until now been lacking, due perhaps to the sometimes dense and technical nature of Chomsky’s writing, and also the sheer volume of his work. Noam Chomskypresents just such an introduction. With extensive biographical background notes, photographs, and illustrations, Wolfgang B. Sperlich introduces the reader to Chomsky’s major innovations in linguistics and politics, illuminating the work within its historical context. Chomsky’s formative years and his main intellectual influences, especially in the field of language studies; and his gradual separation from the mainstream American intellectual community are described. The work also traces the latest developments in Chomskyan linguistics and how they relate to wider issues of cognition, neuro-science, biology and evolution. Chomsky’s career as a political activist is charted: from a 16-year-old university student against the background of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the 1950s and ’60s and his pacifist-anarchist lectures and writings; the 1970s and ’80s and his development of increasingly radical anarcho-syndicalist thought; the late 1980s and ’90s and his seminal treatise on mass-media Manufacturing Consent; to the present where he has become an increasingly ferocious critic of American politics and the American political system. Those interested in Chomsky’s contributions to linguistics will find in Noam Chomsky a challenging but non-technical introduction; those interested in Chomsky’s politics will receive a common-sense lesson in political analysis; those interested in Chomsky’s life will discover a rich and sympathetic portrait of a man who, despite a forbidding reputation, is actually very human indeed.

Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Author: Muriel Saville-Troike
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010896
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A clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition, written for students encountering the topic for the first time.

A History of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Aviva Chomsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444329561
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A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

The Anti Chomsky Reader

Author: Peter Collier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781893554979
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Presents essays that analyze Chomsky's intellectual career and the evolution of his worldview.

Introducing Arguments

Author: Liina Pylkkänen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262162547
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A compositional theory of verbal argument structure that explores how "noncore" arguments are introduced into argument structures and examines cross-linguistic variation in introducing arguments.

Noam Chomsky

Author: Robert F. Barsky
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262522557
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This biography describes the intellectual and political milieus that helped shape Noam Chomsky. It highlights Chomsky's views on the uses and misuses of the university as an institution, his assessment of useful political engagement, and his doubts about postmodernism.