The generative enterprise revisited: Discussions with Riny Huybregts, Henk van Riemsdijk, Naoki Fukui and Mihoko Zushi

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Abstract

Spanning more than two decades of thinking about generative approaches to Universal Grammar, the two interviews with Noam Chomsky in this book permit a rare and illuminating insight into his views on numerous issues in linguistics and beyond. The first discussion dates from the early days of the so-called Government Binding Theory, the second one took place after a decade of Minimalism. Thereby the evolution and the dynamics in linguistic theorizing are dramatically revealed. Scholars of grammar, cognitive scientists, philosophers will profit by reading this book, but anyone with an ardent interest in this marvellous, eminently human achievement of evolution called language will want to read about it in the words of the undisputed grand master of linguistic research, Noam Chomsky.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
Number of pages211
ISBN (Electronic)9783110902440
ISBN (Print)9783110180015
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Generative grammar
  • Linguistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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