First Edition of Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures; Lengthily Signed by Him

  • Syntactic Structures.

Syntactic Structures.


Item Number: 41018

The Hague: Mouton & Company, 1957.

First edition of the Chomsky’s landmark first book. Octavo, original wrappers. Lengthily signed by the author on the title page with the added words, “Syntax is the study of the principle and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages Noam Chomsky.” Near fine in wrappers. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Most likely a unique example.

A seminal book in the field of linguistics, Syntactic Structures laid the foundation for Chomsky's idea of transformational grammar.

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