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Chomsky"s universal grammar an introduction by V. J. Cook

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Published by Blackwell Publishers in Oxford, OX, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chomsky, Noam,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general,
  • Generative grammar,
  • Principles and parameters (Linguistics),
  • Government-binding theory (Linguistics),
  • Language acquisition,
  • Minimalist theory (Linguistics)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-362) and index.

StatementVivian Cook and Mark Newson.
ContributionsNewson, Mark.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP85.C47 C66 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 369 p. :
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL794808M
ISBN 100631197966, 0631195564
LC Control Number95030630

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