Chomskyan (R)evolutions

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It is not unusual for contemporary linguists to claim that “Modern Linguistics began in 1957” (with the publication of Noam Chomsky’s Syntactic Structures). Some of the essays in Chomskyan (R)evolutions examine the sources, the nature and the extent of the theoretical changes Chomsky introduced in the 1950s. Other contributions explore the key concepts and disciplinary alliances that have evolved considerably over the past sixty years, such as the meanings given for “Universal Grammar”, the relationship of Chomskyan linguistics to other disciplines (Cognitive Science, Psychology, Evolutionary Biology), and the interactions between mainstream Chomskyan linguistics and other linguistic theories active in the late 20th century: Functionalism, Generative Semantics and Relational Grammar. The broad understanding of the recent history of linguistics points the way towards new directions and methods that linguistics can pursue in the future.

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Table of Contents
Foreword and Acknowledgments
Chomsky’s Atavistic Revolution (with a little help from his enemies)
John E. Joseph
The equivocation of form and notation in generative grammar
Christopher Beedham
Chomsky’s paradigm: What it includes and what it excludes
Joanna Radwańska-Williams
Part I. The young revolutionary (1950–1960)
“Scientific revolutions” and other kinds of regime change
Stephen O. Murray
Noam and Zellig
Bruce E. Nevin
Chomsky 1951a and Chomsky 1951b
Peter T. Daniels
Grammar and language in Syntactic Structures: Transformational progress and structuralist ‘reflux’
Pierre Swiggers
Part II. The cognitive revolution
Chomsky’s other Revolution
Randy Allen Harris
Chomsky between revolutions
Malcolm D. Hyman
Part III. Evolutions
What do we talk about, when we talk about ‘universal grammar’, and how have we talked about it?
Margaret Thomas
Migrating propositions and the evolution of Generative Grammar
Marcus Tomalin
Universalism and human difference in Chomskyan linguistics: The first ‘superhominid’ and the language faculty
Christopher Hutton
The evolution of meaning and grammar: Chomskyan theory and the evidence from grammaticalization
T. Craig Christy
Chomsky in search of a pedigree
Camiel S.J.N. Hamans and Pieter A.M. Seuren
The “linguistic wars” A tentative assessment by an outsider witness
Giorgio Graffi
Part IV. The Past and Future Directions
British empiricism and Transformational Grammar: A current debate
Jacqueline Léon
Historiography’s contribution to theoretical linguistics
Julie T. Andresen
Name index
Subject index
Index of cited works
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BIC Subject: PDX – History of science
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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