• On Language

  • Chomsky's Classic Works 'Language and Responsibility' and 'Reflections on Language'
  • By: Noam Chomsky, Mitsou Ronat
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-02-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (5 ratings)

Summary

Described by the New York Times as "arguably the most important intellectual alive," Noam Chomsky is known throughout the world for his highly influential writings on language and politics. Featuring two of Chomsky's most popular and enduring books in one omnibus volume, On Language contains some of the noted linguist and political critic's most informal and accessible work to date, making it an ideal introduction to his thought.
In Part I, "Language and Responsibility" (1979), Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral, and linguistic thinking through a series of interviews with Mitsou Ronat, the noted French linguist. In Part II, "Reflections on Language" (1975), Chomsky explores the more general implications of the study of language and offers incisive analyses of the controversies among psychologists, philosophers, and linguists over fundamental questions of language.
©1977 Language and Responsibility Flammarion; English translation and revisions of Language and Responsibility 1979 Noam Chomsky; Reflections on Language 1975 Noam Chomsky (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Commuting Learner on 19-09-16

Difficult in audio format

Good, but difficult when commuting to work. I made a ton of bookmarks in this one for later review. As you can well imagine some aspects of this work require the hardcopy, pen and paper, and some quiet time to contemplate.

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2 out of 5 stars
By J_T on 04-03-18

Stephen Hawking would have been a better narrator

What didn’t you like about Fajer Al-Kaisi’s performance?

From the half hearted attempt at an unnecessary French accent to the rest of the utterly flat narration, this was a mind numbing treatment of one of my favorite subjects.

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