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Re: Right Side of Brain and Semiotics

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Sun, 02 May 1999 01:09:39 -0400


Just a recommendation> "Art,Mind and Brain"(A cognitive approach to
creativity) by: Howard Gardner. This book starts with the debate
between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky-(Encounter at Royaumont).
>
> of those mentioned, the most important in modern linguistics is noam
> chomsky. his theory of syntax revolutionized linguistics in 1955 and he is
> the authority on the subject. his theory of a universal grammar basically
> says we are innately wired for language (not to be misunderstood as wired
> for a specific language.) i would also examine the work of Steven Pinker

> salvador wilcox
>
> >I believe semiotics is the philosophical branch of applied linguistics.
> >A few names come to mind although I can't say whether they are the
> >'founders' - Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Jean
> >Baudrillard. I believe Noam Chomsky is also a person you may be
> >interested in reading. His research regarding language and meaning is
> >quite interesting. He is responsible for the theory of the 'language
> >acquisition device' - that there is a certain 'switch' in the brain that
> >is triggered at a certain time - that then becomes atrophied to some
> >extent as a person gets older.
> >
> >Vicky in Michigan