Chomsky’s I-language and E-language

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Chomsky’s I-language and E-language
著者
氏名 Araki Naoki
ヨミ アラキ ナオキ
別名 荒木 直樹
キーワード
language
grammar
E-language
I-language
抄録

Language has been thought to be the object of linguistics. But Noam Chomsky insists that language is a useless notion for linguistic science. He argues that linguistics should be concerned with grammar. He renames language and grammar, externalized language (E-language) and internalized language (I-language) respectively. According to Chomsky, E-language (language) is something abstract externalized from the actual apparatus of our mind and I-language (grammar) is the physical mechanism of our brain. If we are endowed with Universal Grammar (UG) at birth and get I-language after parameters built in UG are set one way or another and I-language generates E-language, then I-language will be the object of linguistic science. But if there is nothing but language (E-language) spoken or written around us and grammar (I-language) is regularity derived from language (E-language), then we will have a quite different story. In other words, language spoken or written around us will be the object of linguistic science.

掲載雑誌名
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
51
開始ページ
17
終了ページ
24
出版年月日
2017-02
出版者
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
本文言語
英語
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it-hiroshima