Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Linguistik...ooh Linguistik...

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky

Looking at my final exam schedule, make me wondering. Uhh..i will be sitting for Linguistic paper on 6th November ( it is the 2nd paper )...During i'm writing this, i still keep on asking myself either i really understand this subject or not?! ~_~

Dear all my friends, kindly I attached here a little bit information about Noam Chomsky with his picture. At least we ever seen the guy who we always talk about...^o^

earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a PhD in linguistics. Chomsky has authored 35 books since 1955. Some of his best known books include The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory, Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, Language and Mind, and American Power and the New Mandarins. Imperial Ambitions and Failed States were published in 2006.

Chomsky's approach to linguistics stems from rationalist philosophy, which holds that the mind is not a blank slate at birth, dependent on experience and learning, but rather is pre-equipped with knowledge universal to human nature. Chomsky believes that all languages--and there are more than 5,000--contain core similarities in grammar structure that we inherently understand from birth. The languages we are exposed to at an early age make no difference.

Chomsky calls this concept transformational generative grammar. He stresses that it is the universal unconscious aspects of language that allow individuals to create original grammatic sentences. Chomsky sees linguistics as not merely connected to psychology, but as a definite component of psychology.


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