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Chomsky : a guide for the perplexed / John Collins

Main Author Collins, John, 1969- Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Continuum, cop. 2008 Description XII, 229 p. ; 22 cm ISBN 978-0-8264-8663-9 CDU 19 CHOMSKY
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth-century. His work in linguistics, philosophy and political theory has spanned six decades, and has been met with critical acclaim and controversy in equal measure. This book is an introduction to Chomsky's theoretical writings, but also a critical engagement with his work. Chomsky: A Guide for the Perplexed covers every aspect of Chomsky's thought, from transformational grammar to political dissent. John Collins shows how Chomsky's linguistic theory, philosophy and politics are all connected, and by so doing helps the reader to understand this key thinker's massive contribution to twentieth-century thought. The book examines: the different faces of Noam Chomsky; transformational grammar; Chomsky's opposition to behaviorism; government and binding theory; the minimalist program; and libertarian socialism.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Key to cited works of Chomsky
  • Preface
  • 1 Problems with the Chomskys
  • 2 Methodological Foundations
  • 3 Transformations
  • 4 The â€~Cognitive Turn': Nativism and Universal Grammar
  • 5 The Review of Skinner
  • 6 Language: Inside or Outside the Mind
  • 7 Developments in Syntax
  • 8 The Minimalist Program
  • References

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