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ABSTRACT. The paper generates insights about Chomsky’s characterization of the language faculty, his reasoning regarding lexical selection, his insistence on economy principles as a valuation measure for derivations, and the Chomskyan notion of semantic representation. Our analysis complements the growing literature on Chomsky’s notion of universal grammar, his views on the evolutionary nature of human language, his identification of random-generator algorithmic systems with the human capacity for expressing thoughts, and the Chomskyan view of language. pp. 91–96

Keywords: Chomsky, biolinguistic approach, language, grammar, knowledge

 

MIHAELA CĂLINESCU
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