LINGUIST List 16.1091

Thu Apr 07 2005

Books: Discipline of Ling/Ling Theories: McGilvray

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        1.    Joyce Reid, The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky: McGilvray

Message 1: The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky: McGilvray

Date: 06-Apr-2005
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky: McGilvray

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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: James McGilvray
Hardback: ISBN: 0521780136 Pages: 346 Price: U.K. £ 40.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521780136 Pages: 346 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 052178431X Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 052178431X Pages: 344 Price: U.K. £ 17.99

Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers of modern times. The
most cited writer in the humanities, his work has revolutionised the field
of linguistics, and has dominated many other disciplines including politics
and the philosophy of mind and human nature. He has also contributed
significantly to our understanding of the abuse of power, and of the
controlling effects of the mass media. This companion brings together a
team of leading linguists, philosophers, cognitive scientists and political
theorists to consolidate the disparate strands of Chomsky's thought into
one accessible volume. Through a range of chapters focusing on the various
aspects of his work, they introduce in a clear and non-technical way the
central themes of his extraordinary effect on our understanding of
language, mind, and the abuse of political power. Comprehensive and
informative, this is an essential guide to one of the leading intellectual
figures of our time.

Part I. Chomsky on the Human Language:

1. Chomsky's science of language
Neil Smith

2. Plato's problem, UG, and the language organ
David Lightfoot

3. Grammar, levels, and biology
Howard Lasnik

4. How the brain begets language
Laura-Ann Petitto

5. Chomsky and Halle's revolution in phonology
B. Elan Dresher

6. Universal aspects of word learning
Lila Gleitman and Cynthia Fisher

Part II. Chomsky on the Human Mind:

7. Empiricism and rationalism as research strategies
Norbert Hornstein

8. Innate ideas
Paul Pietroski and Stephen Crain

9. Mind, language, and the limits of inquiry
Akeel Bilgrami and Carol Rovane

10. Meaning and Creativity
James McGilvray

Part III. Chomsky on Values and Politics:

11. Market values and libertarian socialist values
Milan Rai

12. The individual, the state, and the corporation
James Wilson

13. Noam Chomsky: the struggle continues
Irene Gendzier

14. The responsibility of the intellectual
Jean Bricmont

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (ENG )

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