Avram Noam Chomsky ( 07 December 1928 - Current )

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  • Current Issues in Linguistic Theory

    Current Issues in Linguistic Theory
    This book is an expansion on his previous work "The Logical Basis of Linguistic Theory." He takes a deeper look into the innate ability of humans to create sentences in an infinite manner. Chomsky defines three levels of success for any linguistic theory. Those levels are descriptive, explanatory, and observational adequacy. He also introduces his transformational generative grammar model for the first time. Chomsky, Noam. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. The Hague: Mouton, 1964. Print.
  • The Sound Pattern of English

    The Sound Pattern of English
    This collaborative work between Chomsky and Halle is viewed as one of the greatest contributions to modern phonological theory. Many of the solutions proposed by both Halle and Chomsky have yet to be improved upon since the publication of this groundbreaking book. This book has heavily influenced both the field of phonology and the study of the entire English language as we know it Chomsky, Noam, and Morris Halle. The Sound Pattern of English. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Print.
  • Remarks on Nominalization ( X Bar Theory )

    Remarks on Nominalization ( X Bar Theory )
    In this paper written by Chomsky, he first introduces his X Bar Theory and its application within the field of linguistics. In this theory Noam Chomsky attempts to identify certain syntactic features that are common to all human languages. Furthermore, Chomsky states that all phrase structures can be reduced to recursive specifier-head configurations. Chomsky, Noam. Remarks on Nominalization. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970. Print. Video
  • Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory

    Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory
    Noam Chomsky initially submitted part of this book as his PhD this in 1955 under the title Transformational Analysis. He was awarded his PhD, and the paper was distributed as a microfilm among specialist in the linguistic circle. This book focuses on the understanding of the tools and means that children utilize to acquire language. He also proposes the idea that everyone is born with the basics of language. Chomsky, Noam. The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory. 1975. Print.
  • Knowledge of Language

    Knowledge of Language
    In this book, Noam Chomsky dive further into his work in The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory. Chomsky adds that the language faculty is a part of our biological endowment as humans. Furthermore, Chomsky states that our ability to learn language is largely genetically determined. Chomsky states that the study of linguistics and the philosophy of language offers insight into the mind. Chomsky, Noam. Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use. New York: Praeger, 1986. Print.