In On Nature and Language Noam Chomsky develops his thinking on the
relation between language, mind and brain, integrating current
research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience.
This 2002 volume begins with a lucid introduction by the editors
Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi. This is followed by some of
Chomsky's writings on these themes, together with a penetrating
interview in which Chomsky provides the clearest and most elegant
introduction to current theory available. It should make his
Minimalist Program accessible to all. The volume concludes with an
essay on the role of intellectuals in society and government.
Nature and Language is a significant landmark in the development of
linguistic theory. It will be welcomed by students and researchers
in theoretical linguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive science and
politics, as well as anyone interested in the development of