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Noam Chomsky

(b. 1928) American theoretical linguist

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Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget  

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(1896–1980)Swiss psychologist noted for his studies of thought processes in children and widely regarded as one of the most important psychologists of the twentieth century. His descriptions of the ...
linguistics

linguistics  

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For much of the early history of the social sciences, linguistics was a method within anthropology for investigating the social arrangements of different cultures through the particularities of ...
New Ethnography

New Ethnography  

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Often used interchangeably with ethnoscience and cognitive anthropology, New Ethnography investigates differences in systems of classification among cultures in order to understand the “knowledge ...
transformational–generative grammar

transformational–generative grammar  

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A theory of language developed by Noam Chomsky in the late 1950s that holds that humans have a biological or “hard-wired” competency for grammar that generates all particular grammatical systems. ...

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