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Description - Linguistics and the Formal Sciences by Marcus Tomalin

The formal sciences, particularly mathematics, have had a profound influence on the development of linguistics. This insightful overview looks at techniques that were introduced in the fields of mathematics, logic and philosophy during the twentieth century, and explores their effect on the work of various linguists. In particular, it discusses the 'foundations crisis' that destabilised mathematics at the start of the twentieth century, the numerous related movements which sought to respond to this crisis, and how they influenced the development of syntactic theory in the 1950s. The book concludes by discussing the resulting major consequences for syntactic theory, and provides a detailed reassessment of Chomsky's early work at the advent of Generative Grammar. Informative and revealing, this book will be invaluable to all those working in formal linguistics, in particular those interested in its history and development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521066488
ISBN-10: 0521066484
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marcus Tomalin

Marcus Tomalin is a Fellow of Downing College, University of Cambridge, and a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

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