FIRST EDITION OF LANGUAGE AND MIND; SIGNED BY NOAM CHOMSKY

  • Language and Mind.

Language and Mind.

$975.00

Item Number: 67458

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1968.

First edition of this groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Noam Chomsky on the half-title page. In near fine condition, small name.

Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system (Universal Grammar), through the rules and principles of which we acquire an internalized knowledge (I-language). Over the past fifty years, this framework has sparked an explosion of inquiry into a wide range of languages, and has yielded some major theoretical questions. The final chapter revisits the key issues, reviewing the 'biolinguistic' approach that has guided Chomsky's work from its origins to the present day, and raising some novel and exciting challenges for the study of language and mind.

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