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New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

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New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind
NOAM Chomsky
New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind
NOAM Chomsky

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New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind
This book is an outstanding contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind, by one of the most influential thinkers of ourtime. In a series of penetrating essays, Noam Chomsky cuts throughthe confusion and prejudice which has infected the study of languageand mind, bringing new solutions to traditional philosophical puzzlesand fresh perspectives on issues of general interest, ranging from themind–body problem to the unification of science.Using a range of imaginative and deceptively simple linguistic ana-lyses, Chomsky argues that there is no coherent notion of “language”external to the human mind, and that the study of language shouldtake as its focus the mental construct which constitutes our knowledgeof language. Human language is therefore a psychological, ultimately a“biological object,” and should be analysed using the methodology of the natural sciences. His examples and analyses come together in thisbook to give a unique and compelling perspective on language and themind.
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is Institute Professor at the Department of Linguisticsand Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ProfessorChomsky has written and lectured extensively on a wide range of topics, including linguistics, philosophy, and intellectual history. Hismain works on linguistics include:
Syntactic Structures;Current Issues inLinguistic Theory; Aspects of the Theory of Syntax; Cartesian Linguistics;Sound Pattern of English
(with Morris Halle);
Language and Mind;Reflections on Language;The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory; Lec-tures on Government and Binding;Modular Approaches to the Study of the Mind; Knowledge of Language: its Nature, Origins and Use; Languageand Problems of Knowledge; Generative Grammar: its Basis, Development and Prospects; Language in a Psychological Setting; Language and Prob-lems of Knowledge
; and
The Minimalist Program
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is Professor and Head of Linguistics at University CollegeLondon. He is the author of 
An Outline Grammar of Nupe; The Acquisition of Phonology; Modern Linguistics: the Results of Chomsky’sRevolution
(with Deirdre Wilson);
The Twitter Machine: Reflections onLanguage;The Mind of a Savant 
(with Ianthi Tsimpli); and
Chomsky:Ideas and Ideals

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