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5.0 out of 5 stars Go on, give it a try.
Just to say that this book is beautiful in its simplicity and clarity. So much easier to read than all the syntheses of Chomsky's work by other less easy to understand intellectuals. If you are an undergrad. you can get one up on your lecturers by reading this. My Prof. at Uni. had never read any of Chomsky's work but expounded interminably on "Chomskyan Theory" and...
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very specialised book, it assumes an existing, deep knowledge of the subject. it has proven too difficult for me to read
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go on, give it a try., 28 July 2005
Just to say that this book is beautiful in its simplicity and clarity. So much easier to read than all the syntheses of Chomsky's work by other less easy to understand intellectuals. If you are an undergrad. you can get one up on your lecturers by reading this. My Prof. at Uni. had never read any of Chomsky's work but expounded interminably on "Chomskyan Theory" and Generative Grammar. A surprisingly good read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The start of an era, 17 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Syntactic Structures (2nd Edition) (Paperback)
Written when Chomsky was 28 years old. Published in 1957. 114 pages and its impact is still felt. If Chomsky had not become a political activist his intellectual contribution to linguistics and related fields would have made him a household name like Einstein or Freud. This is the start of it all.

This book is also the source of the famous sentence "Colourless green ideas sleep furiously" which in some books of quotations is his only entry.
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3.0 out of 5 stars difficult, 2 May 2013
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very specialised book, it assumes an existing, deep knowledge of the subject. it has proven too difficult for me to read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect as a collection, 21 May 2013
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Classic book with perfect cover design and printing quality. The font chosen is historical which well matches such a historical piece of work composed at 1957.
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