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Chomsky

Chomsky
Ideas and Ideals

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2004
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521546881

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  • Neil Smith's analysis of Noam Chomsky's key contributions to the study of language and mind details Chomsky's linguistic theorizing as well as the psychological and philosophical implications of his research. This second edition, thoroughly revised and updated, to account for Chomsky's most recent work, includes his continued contributions to linguistics, latest opinions on evolution, and extensive study of the events of September 11, 2001. First Edition Hb (1999): 0-521-47517-1 First Edition Pb (1999): 0-521-47570-8

    • A unique overview of all aspects of Chomsky's work: linguistic, philosophical and political
    • A synthesis of 50 years' revolutionary work into an easily understandable and coherent account of the century's most widely cited thinker
    • Authoritative and up-to-date
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Neil Smith's book is a sympathetically personal and academically astute introduction to important themes in Chomsky's linguistic and political work. I recommend this book to students, and specialists will find it useful too." James McGilvray, McGill University

    "...informative and thought-provoking ... the book's major strength is its big-picture perspective--an intriguing combination of problems of linguistic knowledge, philosophy, and politics." The Linguist

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521546881
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    1. The mirror of the mind
    2. The linguistic foundation
    3. Psychological reality
    4. Philosophical realism: commitments and controversies
    5. Language and freedom.

  • Author

    Neil Smith, University College London
    Neil Smith is Professor and Head of Linguistics at University College London.

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