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by Noam Chomsky

  • Author: Noam Chomsky
  • ISBN: 0394426509
  • ISBN13: 978-0394426501
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books (1979)
  • Pages: 212
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Language and responsibility: Based on conversations with Mitsou Ronat ePub download

A good part of this book may be enjoyed without prior knowledge of Chomsky's linguistic work. I shall quote some highlights

A good part of this book may be enjoyed without prior knowledge of Chomsky's linguistic work. I shall quote some highlights. This is of course very different from blank-slate, functionalist viewpoints.

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Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community. Chomsky received his P. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari . .

Based On Conversations With Mitson Ronat. Noam Chomsky is rightly regarded as one of the major figures in modern linguistics as the creator of generative grammar, which has transformed the discipline. He is best known to the public, however, as a political activist of anarchistic bent. Apparently, this transcript of "conversations" with French linguist Mitsou Ronat, previously published in France (1977), is intended to bridge these two aspects of Chomsky's prolific career, but the bridge turns out to be a very long one indeed.

Ronat, Mitsou (1984), Iles prosodiques, liage et forme logique in Mitsou Ronat et Pierre Pica eds Catégories vides et argumentation en syntaxe, Modèles linguistiques, VI. Ronat, Mitsou (1979), Pronoms topiques et pronoms distinctifs dans Mitsou Ronat ed.

Hassocks : Harvester Press. Australian/Harvard Citation.

Translated from the French by J. Viertel in collaboration with Noam Chomsky. New York: Pantheon Books, 1979.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Translated from the French by J. Pp. vii + 212. Geneva Smitherman (a1).

The material that follows is based on conversations held in January 1976, conducted partly in French, partly in English.

by Noam Chomsky and Mitsou Ronat. The origin of this book lies in conversations between Chomsky and the French linguist Mitsou Ronat, carried on in English on his part, in French on hers. The conversations were recorded on tape, and Mitsou Ronat published them in France after translating Chomsky into French (Noam Chomsky, Dialogues avec Mitsou Ronat, Paris, 1977). The material that follows is based on conversations held in January 1976, conducted partly in French, partly in English.

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Chomsky as an academic is a pain at times in so far as writing style is concerned though the more i read the more i can agree with him though he remains an enigma tp mos but especially to the generally brainwashed American public where he has wrongfully been demonized.
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A good part of this book may be enjoyed without prior knowledge of Chomsky's linguistic work. I shall quote some highlights. Human language capacity is innate and one should "seek to determine the genetically fixed mental structures" (p. 95), which will be some sort of "universal grammar", an abstract essence common to all languages. This is of course very different from blank-slate, functionalist viewpoints. "No one finds it outlandish to ask the question: What genetic information accounts for the growth of arms instead of wings? Why should it be shocking to raise similar questions with regard to the brain and mental faculties? ... Nobody would suggest that a group of cells decides that perhaps it would be a good idea to become a heart because such an organ is necessary to pump blood. If this group of cells becomes a heart, it is due to the information present in the genetic code, which determines the structure of the organism." (pp. 84-86). "Looking at the history of human intellectual endeavor from this point of view, we find curious things, surprising things. In mathematics certain areas seem to correspond to exceptional human aptitudes: number theory, spatial intuition. Pursuit of these intuitions determined the main line of progress in mathematics, until the end of the nineteenth century, at least. Apparently our mind is capable of handling the abstract properties of number systems, abstract geometry, and the mathematics of the continuum. These are not the absolute limits, but it is probable that we are confined to certain branches of science and mathematics." (pp. 67-68). "I should also mention work on the history and philosophy of science ... This work ... has gone well beyond the often artificial models of verification and falsification, which were prevalent for a long time and which exercised a dubious influence on the 'soft sciences,' as the latter did not rest on the foundations of a healthy intellectual tradition that could guide their development. It is useful, in my opinion, for people working in these fields to become familiar with the ways in which the natural sciences have been able to progress; in particular, to recognize how, at critical moments of their development, they have been guided by a radical idealization, a concern for depth of insight and explanatory power rather that by a concern to accommodate 'all the facts' ..., even at times disregarding apparent counterexamples in the hope ... that subsequent insights would explain them." (p. 73).
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