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LINGUIST List 19.3513

Tue Nov 18 2008

Books: Ling Theories/Discipline of Ling: Collins

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        1.    Luke Roberts, Chomsky: Collins


Message 1: Chomsky: Collins
Date: 17-Nov-2008
From: Luke Roberts <lrobertscontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Chomsky: Collins
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Title: Chomsky: A Guide for the Perplexed
Series Title: Guides For the Perplexed
Published: 2008
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: John Collins
Hardback: ISBN: 0826486622 9780826486622 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0826486630 9780826486639 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 12.99
Abstract:

Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible
introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers
can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is
that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore
key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding
of demanding material. 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 behaviourism
*Government and binding theory
*The minimalist program
*Libertarian socialism.

Accessibly written to help the reader decipher the complexities of
Chomsky's work, this Guide for the Perplexed is an invaluable resource
which will be useful to students, professionals and lay readers alike.

Author
John Collins is Lecturer in the School of Philosophy, University of East
Anglia, UK.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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