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The Science of Language

Interviews with James McGilvray

The Science of Language( )
Author: Chomsky, Noam
Compiled by: McGilvray, James
ISBN:978-1-107-01637-8
Publication Date:Mar 2012
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $83.95
Book Description:

In this previously unpublished series of interviews, Chomsky discusses his iconoclastic and important ideas concerning language, human nature and politics.

Book Details
Pages:328
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
Biography & Autobiography / Philosophers
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.741 Inches
Book Weight:1.408 Pounds
Author Biography
Chomsky, Noam (Author)
Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community.

Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics.

Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of America's most prominent linguists and most notorious social critics and political activists. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in 1957. Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War.

Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind (1967) and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1985). He also has written dozens of political analyses, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), Chronicles of Dissent (1992), and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993).

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