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Title: Language and Mind
Written By: Noam Chomsky

This is the long-awaited third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection
of essays on language and mind. The first six chapters, originally
published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic
theory. This new edition complements them with an additional chapter and a
new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the twenty-first
century. Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and
acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system
(Universal Grammar), through the rules and principles of which we acquire
an internalized knowledge (I-language). Over the past fifty years, this
framework has sparked an explosion of inquiry into a wide range of
languages, and has yielded some major theoretical questions. The final
chapter revisits the key issues, reviewing the 'biolinguistic' approach
that has guided Chomsky's work from its origins to the present day, and
raising some novel and exciting challenges for the study of language and mind.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521858194
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 70.00
U.K. £ 40.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052167493X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 24.99
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