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Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky (1928-present) is known as the father of modern linguistics, and is one of the most staunch defenders of cognitive theory as it applies to second language acquisition and overall...

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Noam Chomsky

In Chomsky's transformational generative grammar theory, there are four most important types of linguistic knowledge. Though the theory and nomenclature has changed for some concepts as Chomsky...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2011, 5:04 am (UTC)

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Noam Chomsky

TGG is Noam Chomsky's theory of language. It posits that any language has a structure that can result in the transformation and generation of sentences by following a set of rules. Let's look at...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2009, 1:18 am (UTC)

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Noam Chomsky

The argument between Chomsky and Bruner’s approaches to language acquisition boils down to the concepts of nativism vs. social interaction. According to Chomsky, human beings are born into this...

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Noam Chomsky

Chomsky is a fairly wordy fellow, so it is difficult to paraphrase his thoughts in 90 words. Here goes. Chomsky argues that there really is no such thing as a concept for the "body", that is, we...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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Noam Chomsky

As a cognitive psycho linguist Chomsky basically established the accepted paradigm of the Language Acquisition Device (LAD) which is an ideal linguistic corpus that exists within our brain which...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010, 4:47 am (UTC)

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Noam Chomsky

The sentence has no meaning. Chomsky coined it to illustrate that a sentence can be grammatically perfect but semantically meaningless.

Latest answer posted June 27, 2010, 8:02 am (UTC)

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