"This reading club — sponsored by West Texas A&M University’s department of English, philosophy and modern languages — will discuss Noam Chomsky’s Syntactic Structures, published in 1957 and the basis of the American linguist’s work."That sponsorship is interesting as a kind of extension or outreach by the university, and perhaps incidentally public relations in a time of financial pressure in higher education. That last point might also be indicated by the apparent consolidation of departments, though that might also reflect declining student interest in these fields.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Great Book Series to highlight Chomsky
Chip Chandler reported on a recent selection in a Great Books Series, at the Amarillo Globe-News.