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Summary Syntactic Structures ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Noam Chomsky's first book on syntactic structures is one of the first serious attempts on the part of a linguist to construct within the tradition of scientific theory construction a comprehensive theory of language which may be understood in the same sense that a chIt explicit results which may be compared with new data and other intuitions all based plainly on an overt theory of the internal structure of languages; and it may well provide an opportunity for the application of explicity measures of simplicity to decide preference of one form over another form of gramma. Thrilling I have no formal background in linguistics and so was completely unable to situate Syntactic Structures in its proper historical or argumentative context but I found it lucid engaging and completely convincing

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Noam Chomsky's first book on syntactic structures is one of the first serious attempts on the part of a linguist to construct within the tradition of scientific theory construction a comprehensive theory of language which may be understood in the same sense that a chemical biological theory is understood by. A difficult book to review On the one hand I admire Chomsky's ability to think out of the box in a period the fifties long time ago already where the rest of linguistics was perhaps staying in that same box a bit too much He looks at the description of language in a fresh new way which offers all scholars of language food for thoughtNevertheless as a modern linguist I can't help but see this book as 'the one that started it all' by which I mean many decades of linguistics based on a certain assumption that has yet to be proven Universal Grammar It's a construct and the abstract way in which it is treated in generative linguistics gives our study a scientific air as if we were studying types of rocks The study of grammar as opposed to meaning or even actual language use is promoted to be the main object of studySomehow I think linguistics would have been better off if other areas of study phonetics morphology dialectology sociolinguistics had become or remained eually 'hip' Sadly they did not and only in recent times is some of the damage being repaired

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Syntactic StructuresExperts in those fields It is not a mere reorganization of the data into a new kind of library catalogue nor another specualtive philosophy about the nature of man and language but rather a rigorus explication of our intuitions about our language in terms of an overt axiom system the theorems derivable from. the linguistic revolution begins until he changes his mind and then it begins again until he changes his mind an well we'll get there eventually these things take time