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ERIC Number: ED543301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-10
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 10
Avram Noam Chomsky and His Cognitive Development Theory
Costley, Kevin C.; Nelson, Jaime
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, political critic and activist. Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT where he has worked for over fifty years. Chomsky has been described as the father of modern linguistics and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as political science, programming language theory and psychology. Chomsky developed the cognitive development theory. Attention to this theory has increased dramatically since the middle of the twentieth century. In explaining his theory, Chomsky states that while some mental processes are measurable, it is virtually impossible to adequately establish what determines how an individual perceives, remembers, thinks, or solves problems. Thus, cognitive psychology concerns itself with how people perceive, understand, evaluate and think about their behaviors and thoughts. This article will give brief explanations of Chomsky's theoretical beliefs feeding into his Cognitive Development Theory focusing jointly on the areas of psycholinguistics and language acquisition.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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