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Title: New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind
Written By: Noam Chomsky

"What is impressive about Chomsky's writing is not just its awesome breadth and remarkable scope, but that after half a century he still has the power to surprise: from the observation that human beings are not a natural kind to the importance of Japanese for the analysis of English; from the rejection of his celebrated invention 'deep structure' to the conjecture that language, despite its biological nature, may be close to perfection; from the tension between common sense and science to the implications of what we know about a brown house or a cup of tea. Everything combines to give a unique and compelling view of language and mind." From the Foreword "...this is a very important book; not just because a lot of what it says is true, but also because Chomsky is a very important thinker." Jerry Fodor, The Times Literary Supplement "Highly recommended for all programs supporting a philosophy major or related work in linguistics and cognitive science." Choice "The essays are difficult, dense, and tremendously rewarding for the persevering reader." Virginia uarterly Review "At a time when various embarrassingly incompetent accounts of language are widespread in university humanities departments under such names as 'literary theory,' 'deconstruction,' and 'postmodernism' it is worth emphasizing that [Chomsky's] work in linguistics is at the highest intellectual level." The New York Review of Books

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521651476
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 42.50
U.S. $ 65.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521658225
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 15.95
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