Essays Tagged: "Chomsky"

Two Critical Documentaries-- Comparing the films "Sonic Outlaws" and "Manufacturing Consent"

e of its cleaner production. It appeals to a more thoughtful viewer as it primarily focuses on Noam Chomsky and his thoughtful critique of the mass-media. This film seems more in partnership with Chom ... tty artists are doing. "Manufacturing Consent" is almost a documentation of a running argument that Chomsky has and the film makers show Chomsky shooting down any contradictory opinions articulately a ...

(4 pages) 120 0 5.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Does language effect the way we perceive the world? [Chomsky; Sapir-Whorf hypothesis; 1984]

he woman changes, the language that the particular society uses to refer to women will also change. Chomsky had a theory that compares language to a cloak, saying that language structures are universa ...

(2 pages) 138 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Mass Media and Social Construction.

controlled by the corporate class. In other words, economics and media are inter-linked.Herman and Chomsky provide evidence for this reality in Manufacturing Consent. (Herman and Chomsky) They show h ... rocess is about how people give approval to their own domination without even knowing it.Herman and Chomsky reveal how the language of the U.S. mass media is actually very limited. The parameters of d ...

(3 pages) 148 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Discuss the effects of Francis Spufford's 'The Child that Books Built' on readers of Ian Serrialer's 'The Silver Sword'

rytelling gives an insight into the realms of child psychology. Embedded in the analysis of Piaget, Chomsky and Bettleheim are his precise descriptions of the feelings and sensations that occur within ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Discuss what you consider to be the importance of social environment and innate faculties in acquisition of language? - Discusses theories behind how and why a child learns language.

uman brain has a unique capacity for language which is genetic and exists from before birth include Chomsky and the Language Acquisition Device, Piaget and Cognitive theory and Lenneberg and the Criti ... ve theory and Lenneberg and the Critical Period.The Language Acquisition Devise (LAD), according to Chomsky, is an inborn mechanism facilitating the learning of language, consisting of neural wirings ...

(9 pages) 484 2 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

The Journalist from Mars by Noam Chomsky

dia; we are 'media-fed' population, our thinking patterns are now defined by electronic media. Noam Chomsky is one of the leading intellectuals in the world today, he is known around the world for exp ... osing government's tactics to use media as a weapon to delude the masses and protect the status quo.Chomsky does not regard technology or the media as essentially bad or deluding; he says that technol ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

With particular reference to television news, assess the role that the mass media have in shaping "reality".

edia serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace." (Herman and Chomsky, 1994: 1). From surfing the worldwide web to picking up a newspaper in the morning, from wat ... hin a framework that serves the interest of the dominant institutions [the ruling class]" (cited in Chomsky, 2003:13) and we don't have a fully free media. "Today ... not the threat of force ... [but] ...

(7 pages) 240 0 3.2 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Chomsky V. Friedman: A persuasive essay on the differing opinions of Noam Chomsky and Thomas Friedman when it comes to foreign affairs. In favor of Chomsky.

Chomsky V. FriedmanThe events of September 11th, 2001 evoked many different reactions and sparked di ... ly, implying that we did not do anything to deserve this. Even though both Thomas Friedman and Noam Chomsky ask the question, "What did we do to deserve this?" in response to September 11th, Friedman' ... " in response to September 11th, Friedman's reaction is defensive, vengeful, and anti-Muslim, while Chomsky's is introspective, constructive, and compassionate.After September 11th, Thomas Friedman's ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Learning Second Language with Less Negative Feedback

nguage. This phenomenon could be called as 'fossilization.' In order to avoid such effect, applying Chomsky's theory may be suitable to alleviate the problem when learning a second language. Ch ... er people about these inappropriate language forms (negative evidence) to be able to discard them" (Chomsky, 1959, pg.5). This enables them to learn the language without any hesitation. Then, children ...

(2 pages) 74 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream

The media, according to Chomsky, is very oppressive. He proves this point many times by making references to George Orwell's ... that reaches the public is altered by a wealthy few, such as Murdoch, to further their own agendas. Chomsky says, 'The press is owned by wealthy people who only want certain things to reach the public ... ewspapers are produced is so that companies can bombard consumers with countless advertisements. As Chomsky states, ' The New York Times. It's a corporation and sells a product. The product is audienc ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Politics & Mass Media.

efficient and dominant ideological institutions that complete a system-supportive propaganda task. Chomsky, the author of "Understanding Power the Indispensable Chomsky", showed how the conventional ...

(6 pages) 133 1 4.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Generative Transformational Grammar

rson is able to understand and produce any and all of the well formed sentences of the language".2- Chomsky proposed that all people have an innate ability to acquire language, which he called "Langua ... ence or experience because it occurs at a time when the children incapable of complex cognitions.4- Chomsky argued that children learn language not by habit formation but by acquisition a set of rules ...

(2 pages) 34 0 4.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

The influence of Noam Chomsky in child language acquisition

The influence of Noam Chomsky in child language acquisitionNoam Chomsky dominated the world of linguistics like a colossus ... I will be relating back every so often to nativism and the great 'nature vs. nurture' debate since Chomsky's reputation significantly depends on it.Avram Noam Chomsky was born in 1928 and is, as repo ... Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also is the creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages." Apart from his linguistic work, Chomsky is ...

(10 pages) 144 0 4.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Capitalism in mass media

gitimacy to certain views and illegitimacy to others." (Parenti 1986:23) When representing an issue Chomsky describes the process: "…naturally they're going to perceive issues, suppress, contro ... narrow system of control ultimately." (1988a: 675) This leads to a lack of democracy in the media. Chomsky feels the media is responsible for propaganda, which is dictated by the media owners. This p ...

(6 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Genie wild child...Language…Is it In You?

e one hand you have the idea that language is innate and the humans have language inborn; stated by Chomsky, and on the other you have the belief that language is directly and only related to environm ... guage is directly and only related to environment and stimulus. In my opinion I am on the side with Chomsky. He believes that human beings are born with a unique competence for language, built into th ...

(2 pages) 20 0 1.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Second Language Acquisition essay

l languages together with a series of parameters within certain limits. This theory was proposed by Chomsky in the 1950s and is called the Universal Grammar (UG).It explains that the learner moves acr ... any of the language development stages, making the learner get stuck in a point that hardly leaves.Chomsky's opinion about the failure of L2 learner in attaining the native-like competence is:'We do ...

(9 pages) 127 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Language and Lexicon

the principles of operant and classical conditioning could account for how children learn language. Chomsky argued that they could not because language is generative; behaviorist principles can accoun ... ut a distinctive property of language is that we almost never say the same thing twice. In essence, Chomsky was saying that Skinner’s theory was bound to miss the mark because Skinner failed to a ...

(4 pages) 61 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Early Childhood Language Acquistiion in Deaf Children

t development forms the basis of language acquisition.On the other hand the 'Nativist' approach (N. Chomsky) contradicts this line of thought. This theory argues that there is a 'poverty of stimulus' ...

(11 pages) 46 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

What is Special about Language?

reign Languages Universidad Nacional de ColombiaWhat is Special about Language?Language, as said by Chomsky, is a biological component of the mind. It exists as a complex organism that has several com ... externalize the thoughts. They are the means to convey others what one is thinking. At the end for Chomsky and also for me, the language of an individual consists, at the very least, of a generative ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics