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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): 0-521-47570-8Read more
- 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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"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 UniversitySee more reviews
"...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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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: July 2006
- format: Fully Digital
- isbn: 9780511207785
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
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.
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