The Minimalist Program: The Nature and Plausibility of Chomsky's Biolinguistics - Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Paperback)
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The Minimalist Program: The Nature and Plausibility of Chomsky's Biolinguistics - Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Paperback)

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The development of the Minimalist Program (MP), Noam Chomsky's most recent generative model of linguistics, has been highly influential over the last twenty years. It has had significant implications not only for the conduct of linguistic analysis itself, but also for our understanding of the status of linguistics as a science. The reflections and analyses in this book contain insights into the strengths and the weaknesses of the MP. These include: a clarification of the content of the Strong Minimalist Thesis (SMT); a synthesis of Chomsky's linguistic and interdisciplinary discourses; and an analysis of the notion of optimal computation from conceptual, empirical and philosophical perspectives. This book will encourage graduate students and researchers in linguistics to reflect on the foundations of their discipline, and the interdisciplinary nature of the topics explored will appeal to those studying biolinguistics, neurolinguistics, the philosophy of language and other related disciplines.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108810425
Number of pages: 239
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A fascinating exploration of core concepts in Chomsky's Minimalist Programme. I hugely enjoyed Al-Mutairi's fresh look at the issues, even where I disagreed with him. Thought provoking and fun.' David Adger, Queen Mary, University of London
'The depth and critical rigour with which Al-Mutairi exposes both Chomsky's work and those arguments that have been brought against the strong minimalist theory will ensure that linguistics researchers and new students gain a detailed insight into the groundbreaking work that has already been done for them. They will also discover how far the ramifications of linguistics reach into other disciplines. Recommended.' Alex Waller, The Biologist

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