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On Language

Chomsky's Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume

November 1, 1998 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781565844759
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The two most popular titles by the noted linguist and critic in one volume?an ideal introduction to his work.
 
On Language features some of Noam Chomsky?s most informal and highly accessible work. In Part I, Language and Responsibility, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral, and linguistic thinking. In Part II, Reflections on Language, Chomsky explores the more general implications of the study of language and offers incisive analyses of the controversies among psychologists, philosophers, and linguists over fundamental questions of language.
 
?Language and Responsibility is a well-organized, clearly written and comprehensive introduction to Chomsky?s thought.? ?The New York Times Book Review
 
?Language and Responsibility brings together in one readable volume Chomsky?s positions on issues ranging from politics and philosophy of science to recent advances in linguistic theory. . . . The clarity of presentation at times approaches that of Bertrand Russell in his political and more popular philosophical essays.? ?Contemporary Psychology
 
?Reflections on Language is profoundly satisfying and impressive. It is the clearest and most developed account of the case of universal grammar and of the relations between his theory of language and the innate faculties of mind responsible for language acquisition and use.? ?Patrick Flanagan

About this Author

Noam Chomsky is the Institute Professor and a professor of linguistics, emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A world-renowned linguist and political activist, he is the author of numerous books, including On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language; Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky, edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel; American Power and the New Mandarins; For Reasons of State; Problems of Knowledge and Freedom; Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship; Towards a New Cold War: U.S. Foreign Policy from Vietnam to Reagan; The Essential Chomsky, edited by Anthony Arnove; and On Anarchism, and a co-author (with Ira Katznelson, R.C. Lewontin, David Montgomery, Laura Nader, Richard Ohmann, Ray Siever, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Howard Zinn) of The Cold War and the University: Toward an Intellectual History of the Postwar Years and (with Michel Foucault) of The Chomsky-Foucault Debate, all published by The New Press. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9781565844759
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 269
Publisher: The New Press
Published: 1998-11-01

$28.99

Reviews

"Language and Responsibility is a well-organized, clearly written, and comprehensive introduction to Chomsky's thought." --The New York Times Book Review

"Reflections on Language is profoundly satisfying and impressive. It is the clearest and most developed account of [Chomsky's] case." --Patrick Flanagan

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