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Titone, Renzo – Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, 1991
For the past 30 years, much has been written about the works of Noam Chomsky. A comparison is presented of the latest writings about Chomsky (in particular P.M.S. Hacker's 1990 work) with those written in the early 1960s. (CFM)
Descriptors: Deep Structure, Linguistic Theory, Second Language Learning, Semantics
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Salkie, Raphael – Journal of Linguistics, 1996
Reviews a collection of articles written on Noam Chomsky. The collection consists of four volumes focusing on Linguistics, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Chomsky's impact on contemporary thought relative to disciplines influenced by generative grammar. (36 references) (CK)
Descriptors: Anthropological Linguistics, Book Reviews, Essays, Generative Grammar
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Parrott, John B. – Academic Questions, 2009
Berkeley professor of linguistics and cognitive science George Lakoff is among the handful of current faculty members in the United States to have successfully recast himself as a significant figure in national politics. Though his views place rather far on the progressive left, he has, unlike some other scholar-activists, focused most of his…
Descriptors: Democracy, Figurative Language, Cognitive Psychology, Politics
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Beaugrande, Robert de – Journal of Advanced Composition, 1991
Applies discourse analysis to an interview with Noam Chomsky to show the use of language to facilitate authority. Discusses idealism and scientism, change and the role of the intellectual, Chomsky's dualism, his "problem," his method, creativity and composition, activism and the intellectual, and the future of intellectualism. (PRA)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Intellectual History
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Davis, Frederica – English Education, 1984
Relating to her own experiences and to her reading of "Language and Mind" by Noam Chomsky, the author argues for the teaching of traditional grammar. (HOD)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elective Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, English Teacher Education
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Canfield, John V. – Language & Communication, 1995
Discusses the question of whether nonhuman species, such as apes, possess rudimentary language, focusing on the ideas of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Noam Chomsky in regard to the development of oral language in young children and apes. (51 references) (MDM)
Descriptors: Animals, Definitions, Language Acquisition, Language Attitudes
Bastuji, Jacqueline – Langages, 1974
Semantic neology is studied, and the theories of several linguistis on neology are examined. Particular emphasis is placed on the work of Noam Chomsky. (Text is in French.) (PMP)
Descriptors: Generative Grammar, Linguistic Theory, Morphology (Languages), Semantics
Lyons, John – 1970
This book is designed to make the thought of Noam Chomsky, a scholar whose work has been influential not only in the field of linguistics but in psychology, philosophy, and political science as well, accessible to a wider public than is reached by Chomsky's highly technical writing. The author expresses the hope that this book will provide the…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Philosophy, Phrase Structure
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Cleary, Linda Miller – Reading, 1989
Recounts a college English teacher's experience of reading and rereading Noam Chomsky, building up a greater store of prior knowledge. Argues that Frank Smith provides a theory for the importance of prior knowledge and Chomsky's work provided a personal example with which to interpret and integrate that theory. (RS)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Experience, Higher Education, Prior Learning
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Feldman, Carol Fleisher – Harvard Educational Review, 1977
Author advocates the view that meaning is necessarily dependent upon the communicative function of language and examines the objections, particularly those of Noam Chomsky, to this view. Argues that while Chomsky disagrees with the idea that communication is the essential function of language, he implicitly agrees that it has a function.…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Language Role, Linguistic Theory, Persuasive Discourse
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Model, David – College Quarterly, 2005
Since the early twentieth century, there have been numerous warnings about the dangers of the growing concentration of corporate ownership of the mass media. As early as 1920, Walter Lippmann claimed that propaganda was already "...a regular organ of popular government." He referred to the propaganda in the media as the…
Descriptors: Propaganda, Story Telling, Ownership, Democracy
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Reed, Edward S. – Language & Communication, 1995
Asserts that several of the assumptions underlying Noam Chomsky's and W. V. O. Quine's theories of language acquisition and development are misleading or false. It is argued, among other things, that children do not "acquire" language, but rather learn how to participate in the linguistic community surrounding them. (99 references) (MDM)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Language Acquisition, Language Research
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Murdick, William – English Journal, 1996
Suggests that English teachers need to know that grammar is a difficult subject; know what children know about grammar; know that grammatical error is complex; and know more about language than just grammar. Concludes with the advice of Noam Chomsky--that grammar should be taught for its own intrinsic interest. (RS)
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Teachers, Error Correction, Grammar
Weisgerber, Leo – Wirkendes Wort, 1972
Discussion of two basic conceptions: Wilhelm von Humboldt's idea of language as energeia'' existing within and without man, and Noam Chomsky's idea of language generated by the speaker according to an innate apparatus. Revised version of lectures presented at the University of Bonn, West Germany in August 1971. (RS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Generative Grammar, Language, Language Ability
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Swales, John M. – Written Communication, 1999
Discusses the beginning of the ascendancy of the language sciences in the past 50 years to become the "queen" of social studies. Focuses on contributions by Mikhail Bakhtin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Noam Chomsky, Erving Goffman, and Michael Halliday. (SC)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Language Research, Linguistics
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