Syntactic Structures by Noam Chomsky

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Syntactic Structures is an influential book by American linguist Noam Chomsky, first published in 1957. Widely regarded as one of the most important texts in the field of linguistics, this work laid the foundation of Chomsky's idea of transformational grammar. The book contains the well-known example of a sentence that is completely grammatical, yet completely nonsensical in "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously."

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The 583rd greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  2. - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)

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