Syntactic Structures is Chomsky's first book. It is a short monograph of about a hundred pages. Chomsky wrote it for specialists in linguistics. He based it on the lecture notes he had prepared for his students at MIT . [note 4] In it, he offered the now-famous sentence " Colorless green ideas sleep furiously ." [9] This is a sentence with no clear meaning. Yet, grammar-wise it still seems instinctively correct to a native English speaker. For Chomsky, the study of syntax is thus independent of semantics (the study of meaning ). [10] [note 5]

Syntactic Structures has influenced fields outside linguistics. It had a big impact on the study of knowledge , mind and mental processes . It also had a smaller effect on the research on computers and brain . [note 11] Some specialists have questioned Chomsky's theory. They think it is wrong to describe language as an ideal system. They also say it gives less value to the gathering and testing of data . [note 12] Still, going into the 21st century, linguists and non-linguists alike praised the book. They recognized it as one of the most important studies of the 20th century. [4] [note 13] [12]

Chomsky's interest in language started at an early age. When he was twelve, he studied Hebrew grammar under his father. [note 14] He also studied Arabic in his first year at the University of Pennsylvania . [note 15] In 1947, he met Zellig Harris , the founder of the college's linguistics department . Harris was an established linguist. He did research in the way laid out by American linguist Leonard Bloomfield . [13] He let Chomsky proofread a copy of his book Methods in Structural Linguistics (1951). [note 16] This is how Chomsky came to know a formal theory of linguistics . He soon decided to major in the subject. [14] [note 17]

Syntactic Structures is a major work in linguistics by American linguist Noam Chomsky. It was first published in 1957. It introduced the idea of transformational ...

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Syntactic Structures is Chomsky's first book. It is a short monograph of about a hundred pages. Chomsky wrote it for specialists in linguistics. He based it on the lecture notes he had prepared for his students at MIT . [note 4] In it, he offered the now-famous sentence " Colorless green ideas sleep furiously ." [9] This is a sentence with no clear meaning. Yet, grammar-wise it still seems instinctively correct to a native English speaker. For Chomsky, the study of syntax is thus independent of semantics (the study of meaning ). [10] [note 5]

Syntactic Structures has influenced fields outside linguistics. It had a big impact on the study of knowledge , mind and mental processes . It also had a smaller effect on the research on computers and brain . [note 11] Some specialists have questioned Chomsky's theory. They think it is wrong to describe language as an ideal system. They also say it gives less value to the gathering and testing of data . [note 12] Still, going into the 21st century, linguists and non-linguists alike praised the book. They recognized it as one of the most important studies of the 20th century. [4] [note 13] [12]

Chomsky's interest in language started at an early age. When he was twelve, he studied Hebrew grammar under his father. [note 14] He also studied Arabic in his first year at the University of Pennsylvania . [note 15] In 1947, he met Zellig Harris , the founder of the college's linguistics department . Harris was an established linguist. He did research in the way laid out by American linguist Leonard Bloomfield . [13] He let Chomsky proofread a copy of his book Methods in Structural Linguistics (1951). [note 16] This is how Chomsky came to know a formal theory of linguistics . He soon decided to major in the subject. [14] [note 17]

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