Author: Noam Chomsky
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143030000
On Language restores to print two of Chomsky’s most famous and popular books in one omnibus edition-Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language.
In Language and Responsibility, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral and linguistic thinking. In Reflections on Language, he explores the more general implications of the study of language and offers incisive analyses of the controversies among psychologists, philosophers and linguists over fundamental questions of language.
Featuring some of the noted linguist and political critic’s most informal and highly accessible work, this book is an ideal introduction to his thought.
Language and Responsibility is a well-organized, clearly written and comprehensive introduction to Chomsky’s thought.
-New York Times Book Review
Language and Responsibility brings together…Chomsky’s positions on issues ranging from politics and philosophy of science to recent advances in linguistic theory…The clarity of presentation at times approaches that of Bertrand Russell in his political and more popular philosophical essays.
Reflections on Language is profoundly satisfying and impressive. It is the clearest and most developed account of the case of universal grammar and of the relations between his theory of language and the innate faculties of mind responsible for language acquisition and use.
LANGUAGE AND RESPONSIBILITY (1979)
PART I: LINGUISTICS AND POLITICS
Linguistics and the Human Sciences
A Philosophy of Language ?
Empiricism and Rationalism
PART II: GENERATIVE GRAMMAR
The Birth of Generative Grammar
The Extended Standard Theory
Universal Grammar and Unresolved Questions
REFLECTION ON LANGUAGE (1975)
PART I: THE WHIDDEN LECTURES
On Cognitive Capacity
The Object of Inquiry
Some General Features of Language
Problems and Mysteries in the Study of Human Language
Index of Names