"... Chomsky's ideas are not a mere rephrasing or continuation of previous linguistic theories, but constitute a truly fresh and revolutionary approach to the study of language." The Modern Language Journal
"It will inevitably dominate linguistic discussion for the next few years... and will be widely discussed... by all those concerned in any way with the investigation of language." The Philosophical Quarterly
"... the book certainly is very important and very useful, because it is not only very rich in ideas itself, but because it will also certainly stimulate research of problems which were rather neglected in the past decades." Archiv Orientaini
"This book will certainly be essential for an understanding of the structure of language viewed from the syntactic point of view." The Review of Metaphysics
As a Ph.D. student in linguistics I had to read a lot of classic books in the field. Chomsky always struck me as awfully dry. Read syntactic structures if you must. Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Robert Villeneuve
This is the single most influential book in the cognitive sciences. Everybody in that field defines their position in relation to this book. Read morePublished on June 1, 2003 by "yogsothoth666"
Hmmm. If I had to pin down in accurate one word to fit in my feelings towards this book for you said for to not to drink the drink I would admit that reasons for understanding how... Read morePublished on April 17, 2002 by Pumpernickel Bracket
Choamsky's a smart guy. I agree with the sentiment that the current composite rating is unfairly affected by someone whose utterly unhelpful and unsupported review seems little... Read morePublished on September 26, 2001 by "pangloss_"