Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Chomsky, A. Noam
Location Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Primary Field Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
 Election Citation
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 Research Interests
My current work is centered on a system of principles and parameters developed and widely investigated in the past few years, a variant of transformational generative grammar, in particular, the role of general principles of economy of computation in explaining principles of language. Recent work has converged in a "minimalist program" that explores the possibility that the apparently intricate and varied computational structure of languages, which relates sound and meaning, is actually a near-invariant system that is a kind of 'optimal' solution for externally imposed conditions.

 
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