LINGUIST List 11.1752

Mon Aug 14 2000

Books: General Linguistics, Biolinguistics

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  1. Joyce Reid, General Ling & Philosophy of Lang: Chomsky: Ideas & Ideals, N. Smith
  2. Joyce Reid, Biolinguistics: Exploring the Biology of Language, L. Jenkins

Message 1: General Ling & Philosophy of Lang: Chomsky: Ideas & Ideals, N. Smith

Date: 11 Aug 00 12:50:29 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: General Ling & Philosophy of Lang: Chomsky: Ideas & Ideals, N. Smith


Chomsky
Ideas and Ideals

Neil Smith, University College London


Chomsky has had a major influence on modern linguistics, psychology,
and philosophy. In this rigorous yet accessible account of Chomsky's
work, Neil Smith analyzes Chomsky's key contributions to the study of
both language and the mind. He gives a detailed exposition of
Chomsky's linguistic theorizing, and examines the ideas for which he
is best known. Finally, Smith examines Chomsky's political ideas and
how these fit intellectually with his scholarly work. Throughout,
Smith explores the controversy surrounding Chomsky's work, and
explains why he has been both adulated and vilified.

Contents:

Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The mirror of
the mind; 2. The linguistic foundation; 3. Psychological reality;
4. Philosophical realism: commitments and controversies; 5. Language
and freedom; Conclusion, Envoi; Notes and references; Bibliography;
Index.

1999/278 pp.
0-521-47517-1/Hb/List: $54.95 Disc.: $43.96
0-521-47570-8/Pb/List: $19.95 Disc.: $15.96


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Message 2: Biolinguistics: Exploring the Biology of Language, L. Jenkins

Date: 11 Aug 00 12:45:03 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Biolinguistics: Exploring the Biology of Language, L. Jenkins


Biolinguistics
Exploring the Biology of Language
Lyle Jenkins, Biolinguistics Institute, Cambridge, MA


This book investigates the nature of human language and its importance
for the study of the mind. It asks what language is from a biological
point of view and what the relative contribution of nature and nurture
is when a child learns his or her language. Finally it asks how human
language evolved and considers the similarities and differences
between human language and animal communication systems. Uniquely, it
argues that genetic or biological endowment plays a more central role
in the aquisition of language than instruction, learning, or cultural
determinants.

Contents:

Preface; Acknowledgements; Dedication; Introduction; 1. The
unification problem; 2. Knowledge and use of language; 3. Aquisition
(growth) of language; 4. Mechanisms of language; 5. Evolution of
language; 6. Conclusion; References, Index.

2000/278 pp.
0-521-65233-2/Hb/List: $59.95, Disc.: $47.96


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