Chomsky

Chomsky - Chomsky a. doesnt care about context, or culture....

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Chomsky a. doesn ʼ t care about context, or culture. very critical of descriptive linguistics. b. transformational, or generative grammar i. was interested in studying the underlying deep structure of language. ii. interested in human universals in language iii. said languages can be distilled down to a set of basic principles iv. a language is a finite set of rules with which you come up with a potentially infinite set of sentences v. he wants to do the opposite of Whorf, doesn ʼ t want to treat languages like little worlds in themselves c. how do children learn language i. thinks language is hard wired into the human brain
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