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Reflections on Language

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English

Author

Chomsky, N.

Title

Reflections on Language

Date

1975

Full reference

Chomsky, N. (1975). Reflections on Language. New York, Pantheon.

Summary

Noam Chomsky's work in linguistics has revolutionized our understanding of language. In these remarkable, nontechnical Reflections≥, Chomsky considers the point and purpose of studying language and explores some of the more general intellectual implications that result from the study of linguistics. The questions he considers are the classical ones. From Plato to the present time, philosophers have been baffled and intrigued by how human beings, with their limited and personal experience, achieve such rich systems of knowledge, beliefs, and values—systems that guide their actions and their interpretations of experience. In answer to this fundamental question, Chomsky argues that the growth of language is analogous to the development of a bodily organ and is in large measure predetermined by genetic factors..

Key words

language, mind, linguistics

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