Cambridge Companion to Chomsky (2nd Edition)
This completely new edition of The Cambridge Companion toChomsky surveys Chomsky's contributions to the science of language,to socioeconomic-political analysis and criticism, and to the studyof the human mind. The first section focuses on the aims ofChomsky's recent 'biological-minimalist' turn in the science oflanguage, and shows how Chomsky's view of the nature of languageand its introduction to the human species has recently developed.The second section focuses on Chomsky's view of the mind and itsparts - and how to study them. Finally, the third section examinessome of Chomsky's many contributions to socio-political history andcritique. This new edition examines Chomsky's views on a wide rangeof issues, from his views of the lexicon, language's evolution, andthe study of mind to the status of capitalism and thePalestine-Israel conflict. It will be essential reading for anyonewith an interest in Chomsky's ideas.