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The Generative Enterprise Revisited : Discussions with Riny Huybregts, Henk Van Riemsdijk, Naoki Fukui and Mihoko Zushi - Noam Chomsky

The Generative Enterprise Revisited

Discussions with Riny Huybregts, Henk Van Riemsdijk, Naoki Fukui and Mihoko Zushi

By: Noam Chomsky (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 26th April 2004
ISBN: 9783110180015
Number Of Pages: 227
For Ages: 18 - 21 years old

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Spanning more than two decades of thinking about generative approaches to Universal Grammar, the two interviews with Noam Chomsky in this book permit a rare and illuminating insight into his views on numerous issues in linguistics and beyond. The first discussion dates from the early days of the so-called Government Binding Theory, the second one took place after a decade of Minimalism. Thereby the evolution and the dynamics in linguistic theorizing are dramatically revealed. Not surprisingly, perhaps, many of the struggles that generative linguists faced in the early 80s, when trying to establish themselves in academia, are raging just as fiercely in these early years of the new century. New opportunities have arisen, cognitive neuroscience is progressing, but many of the core issues are as difficult to tackle now as they were then. Chomsky's always frank and direct answers and statements, helped along by the pleasantly informal atmosphere of the discussions, make this book not only a valuable source of enlightenment but also an easily accessible one. Scholars of grammar, cognitive scientists, philosophers will profit by reading this book, but anyone with an ardent interest in thi

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Introductionp. 1
The generative enterprise : Noam Chomsky in discussion
Prefacep. 29
On linguistics
Language and cognitionp. 33
Explanation in linguisticsp. 53
The fieldp. 63
On grammar
A historical perspectivep. 87
Issues in formal grammarp. 110
Core and peripheryp. 131
The generative enterprise revisited: Noam Chomsky in discussion
Linguistics in the 21st centuryp. 147
Linguistics : the development of linguistic theory in the past 20 yearsp. 147
Linguistics and other sciencesp. 170
Prospects for the futurep. 186
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ISBN: 9783110180015
ISBN-10: 3110180014
Audience: General
For Ages: 18 - 21 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 26th April 2004
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.1  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.35

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