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Chomsky : ideas and ideals / Neil Smith
Bib ID 1592127
Format BookBook
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Smith, N. V. (Neilson Voyne)
 
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Description Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999 
ix, 268 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521475171
0521475708 (paperback)
Full contents
  • Ch. 1. The mirror of the mind. Linguistics as a science. Modularity. Competence and performance. Performance, parsing, and pragmatics. Evolution and innateness. Natural language and the language of thought
  • Ch. 2. The linguistic foundation. Introduction. Knowledge of language. The lexicon. Knowledge of language: structure. Knowledge of language: structural relations. Levels of representation. Constituents and rules. Deep structure. Description versus explanation. Government and Binding theory. Empty categories. The status of transformations. Principles and parameters. Lexical and functional categories. Minimalism. A historical progression. Evolution
  • Ch. 3. Psychological reality. Causality and observability. Psychological reality and the nature of evidence. Language processing. Language acquisition (Plato's problem). Language pathology. Connectionism: the behaviorists strike back
  • Ch. 4. Philosophical realism: commitments and controversies. Commitments. Controversies.
  • Language and the world. Language and the community. Language and the individual. Problems of semantics. Innateness. Unification and reduction. Conclusions
  • Ch. 5. Language and freedom. Explanation and dissent: the common threads. Rationality, modularity, and creativity. The anarchist background. The critique of (American) foreign policy. The critique of domestic policy. The critique of media control. The technique of dissection. Moral absolutes and options for the future. The positive program.
 
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-262) and index.

Subjects Chomsky, Noam.  |  Philosophy of mind.  |  Linguistics.

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