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The linguistics wars

Author: Randy Allen Harris
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When it was first published in 1957, Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures seemed to be just a logical expansion of the reigning approach to linguistics. Soon, however, there was talk from Chomsky and his associates about plumbing mental structure; and a new phonology; and a new set of goals for the field, cutting it off completely from its anthropological roots and hitching it to a new brand of psychology. Rapidly,
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Randy Allen.
Linguistics wars.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)623574316
Named Person: Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Allen Harris
ISBN: 0195072561 9780195072563 019509834X 9780195098341
OCLC Number: 26761785
Description: ix, 356 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Language, thought, and the linguistics wars --
Linguistics --
The Chomskyan revolution --
The beauty of deep structure --
Generative semantics 1: the model --
Generative semantics 2: the heresy --
The vicissitudes of war --
Generative semantics 3: the ethos --
Generative semantics 4: the collapse --
Whence and whither.
Responsibility: Randy Allen Harris.
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Relates the story of a schism that developed in the ranks of linguistics when Noam Chomsky and a group of his followers formed a splinter group. The dispute is filled with personalities and  Read more...

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