Week 5 - Timeline 2 * Noam Chomsky (1928-present)

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  • Aspects of the Theory of Syntax*1965

    Aspects of the Theory of Syntax*1965
    A book on linguistics written by American linguist Noam Chomsky, first published in 1965. In Aspects, Chomsky presented a deeper, more extensive reformulation of transformational generative grammar (TGG), a new kind of syntactic theory that he had introduced in the 1950s with the publication of his first book, Syntactic Structures. Aspects are widely considered to be the foundational document and proper book-length articulation of Chomskyan theoretical framework of linguistics.
  • Cartesian linguistics

    Cartesian linguistics
    Chomsky traces the development of linguistic theory from Descartes to Wilhelm von Humboldt, that is, from the period of the Enlightenment directly up to Romanticism. The central doctrine of Cartesian Linguistics maintains that the general features of the grammatical structure are common to all languages and reflect certain fundamental properties of the mind. The book was written with the purpose of deepening "our understanding of the nature of language and the mental processes.
  • Counter-Revolutionary Violence: Bloodbaths in Fact & Propaganda

    Counter-Revolutionary Violence: Bloodbaths in Fact & Propaganda
    Chomsky and Herman argued that the American treatment of bloodbaths was related to their political utility, regardless of the objective facts of such murders. Benign bloodbaths were those in which the United States' political establishment had little strategic interest and was often committed by friendly nations (and the United States regularly supplied the regimes committing the murders), constructive bloodbaths had strongly favorable results for American interests
  • The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians

    The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians
    The book is about the relationship between the US, Israel and the Arab Palestinians. Chomsky examines the origins of this relationship and its meaningful consequences for the Palestinians and other Arabs. The book mainly concentrates on the 1982 Lebanon War and the "pro-Zionist bias" of most US media and intellectuals, as Chomsky puts it. New developments that have been incorporated include the First Intifada, Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and the ongoing peace process.
  • The contribution of Noam Chomsky

    The contribution of Noam Chomsky
    Chomsky is best known for his influence on linguistics, specifically, the development of transformational grammar. Chomsky believed that formal grammar was directly responsible for a person’s ability to understand and interpret mere utterances. Although Chomsky did not believe that language was innate, he did theorize that animals and humans were both capable of similar types of comprehension when exposed to specific linguistic information.