|John Maher. Judy Groves, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||176 / 2013|
The epoch-making theories of linguist Noam Chomsky maintain that the human brain has an innate language faculty, and that part of this biological endowment is a "universal grammar"—a theory of principles common to all languages. This book traces his understanding of the cognitive realities involved in the use of language, and the technical apparatus needed to represent it, as well as the implications of this understanding for institutions of power and oppression.