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Ideas of Noam Chomsky, by Text

[American, b.1928, Professor at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology. Teacher of Fodor.]

1957 Syntactic Structure
p.15 Syntax is independent of semantics; sentences can be well formed but meaningless
p.19 Chomsky established the view that category mistakes are well-formed but meaningless
1965 Aspects of the Theory of Syntax
p.18 Chomsky's 'interpretative semantics' says syntax comes first, and is then interpreted
1994 Chomsky on himself
p.188 Chomsky now says concepts are basically innate, as well as syntax