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The Primacy of Grammar
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The Primacy of Grammar

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Abstract

This book explores in detail human language theories according to Noam Chomsky. It states that human languages are complex, porous, and moldable systems for the purpose of sociocultural development, and are similar to institutions that promote legal and political systems. It discusses subjects such as biolinguistics, linguistic theories, grammar and logic, words and concepts, language and music, and a joint of nature, including principles of efficient computation (PCE) as “laws of nature.” Chomsky suggests that language as a study of an aspect of the human mind is starting to have the “feel of ... More

Keywords: Noam Chomsky, biolinguistics, human language, linguistic theories, grammar and logic, words and concepts, language and music, syntax research, mind, brain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014052
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.001.0001

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Nirmalangshu Mukherji, author

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