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We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined ...
The syntactic component of a grammar must specify, for each sentence, a deep structure that determines its semantic interpretation ...
Hence, a generative grammar must be a system of rules that can iterate to generate an indefinitely large number of structures. Thi ...
We thus make a fundamental distinction between the competence (the speaker-hearer's knowledge of his language) and performance (th ...
The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the 'creativity of language,' that is, the speaker's ability ...
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone u ...
The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven ...
The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The ge ...
UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of this ...
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