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    DescriptionNoam Chomsky's first book on syntactic structures is one of the first serious attempts on the part of a linguist to construct within the tradition of scientific theory-construction a comprehensive theory of language which may be understood in the same sense that a chemical, biological theory is understood by experts in those fields. It is not a mere reorganization of the data into a new kind of library catalogue, nor another specualtive philosophy about the nature of man and language, but rather a rigorus explication of our intuitions about our language in terms of an overt axiom system, the theorems derivable from it, explicit results which may be compared with new data and other intuitions, all based plainly on an overt theory of the internal structure of languages; and it may well provide an opportunity for the application of explicity measures of simplicity to decide preference of one form over another form of grammar.


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    Title
    Syntactic Structures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Noam Chomsky, Preface by David W. Lightfoot
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 135
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783110172799
    ISBN 10: 3110172798
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: CFB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BIC subject category V2: CFK
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN006000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15610
    DC21: 415
    Abridged Dewey: 415
    DC22: 415
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: ANGL4880, SYNT3000
    LC classification: P291 .C5 2002
    Libri: CHOM5000
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Walter de Gruyter & Co
    Imprint name
    Mouton de Gruyter
    Publication date
    10 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Author Information
    Noam Chomsky is Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. David W. Lightfoot is Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
    Review quote
    "Chomsky's book on syntactic structures is one of the first serious attempts on the part of a linguist to construct within the tradition of scientific theory-construction a comprehensive theory of language which may be understood in the same sense that a chemical, biological theory is ordinarily understood by experts in those fields. It is not a mere reorganization of the data into a new kind of library catalog, nor another speculative philosophy about the nature of Man and Language, but rather a rigorous explication of our intuitions about our language in terms of an overt axiom system, the theorems derivable from it, explicit results which may be compared with new data and other intuitions, all based plainly on an overt theory of the internal structure of languages; and it may well provide an opportunity for the application of explicit measures of simplicity to decide preference of one form over another form of grammar."Robert B. Lees in : 'Language' "I had already decided I wanted to be a linguist when I discovered this book. But it is unlikely that I would have stayed in the field without it. It has been the single most inspiring book on linguistics in my whole career." HenkvanRiemsdijk