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(Biography) (Avram) Noam (ˈnəʊəm). born 1928, US linguist and political critic. His theory of language structure, transformational generative grammar, superseded the behaviourist view of Leonard Bloomfield
ˈChomskyan, ˈChomskyˌite n, adj
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n. (Avram) Noam (noʊm, ˈnoʊ əm)
born 1928, U.S. linguist and political writer.
Chom′sky•an, adj., n.
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Suppose we assume (falsely) that Quine would accept Chomsky's poverty of stimulus argument and agree that rules such as structure dependence are innate and that these rules determine that ordinary humans will derive rules such as auxiliary inversion when placed in certain linguistic environments.
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No doubt, a reasonable model of language use will incorporate, as a basic component, the generative grammar that expresses the speaker-hearer's knowledge of the language; but this generative grammar does not, in itself, provide the character or functioning of a perceptual model or a model of speech production (Chomsky 1965: 9).
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