Monday, June 09, 2008

Introducing Chomsky

Introducing Chomsky, New Edition (Introducing...)makes Chomsky's linguistic ideas and his social activism understandable for those outside the ivory tower, smart people who don't want to trudge through denser works, those who aren't registered for graduate classes in linguistics. The Introduction to series uses graphics and summaries to acquaint readers with the lives and work of great thinkers or schools of philosophy. By reading this book, I got a better understanding of the context of Chomsky's work within linguistics and what led him to his political activism. I saw how his thinking fit within the field of linguistics.

This series is like having a friend who's studying linguistics, political science or philosophy who can break down big ideas for you with out watering down all the contents.

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