On Language

  • by Noam Chomsky, Mitsou Ronat
  • Narrated by Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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It was boring to listen to

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No
It was read in a monotone fashion which made it hard to follow


What did you like best about this story?

It was an interesting concept


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

Very monotone


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- Shellie

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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- Commuting Learner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-13-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios