Language and problems of knowledge : the Managua lectures

@article{Chomsky1988LanguageAP,
  title={Language and problems of knowledge : the Managua lectures},
  author={Noam Chomsky},
  journal={Modern Language Review},
  year={1988},
  volume={85},
  pages={889}
}
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Language Review
Language and Problems of Knowledge is Noam Chomsky's most accessible statement on the nature, origins, and current concerns of the field of linguistics. He frames the lectures with four fundamental questions: What do we know when we are able to speak and understand a language? How is this knowledge acquired? How do we use this knowledge? What are the physical mechanisms involved in the representation, acquisition, and use of this knowledge?Starting from basic concepts, Chomsky sketches the… 

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