A Potpourri of Chomskyan Science
Christina Behme
January 2015

This paper is an extension of a review of Noam Chomsky: The Science of Language – Interviews with James McGilvray, (to appear in Philosophy in Review, http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/pir). It provides (i) elaborations of some of the points I made, (ii) additional passages from the text showing that the examples originally selected are representative of the quality of the volume, and (iii) a brief discussion of Chomsky’s intellectual contributions.
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Reference: lingbuzz/001592
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Published in: Philosophy in Review, http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/pir/article/view/12360/3716 . The extended version has now been published as review article in the Journal of Linguistics and can be accessed at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9258234, this version clarifies my discussion of the representation of Jeff Elman's work in SoL
keywords: chomsky, chomsky's science of language, minimalist program, minimalism, biolinguistics, innatism, universal grammar, language evolution, semantic externalism/internalism, language acquisition, corpus linguistics, connectionism, scientific method, academic integrity, innate morality, syntax, semantics, morphology
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