Lecture 35: Linguistics and Politics in Language Study
Get a compelling introduction to Noam Chomsky, the founder of modern linguistics, and to the social, cognitive, and philosophical implications of his work. The legacy of Chomskyan linguistics, you'll discover, goes far beyond the technical terms of the discipline to embrace a politics of language study itself.
- Deductive instead of inductive approach
- Deep/surface structures
- Transformational generative grammar (theory about language)
Saussure: langue and parole
Chomsky used competence and performance
Aspect over tense