THE MEETINGPOINT OR TWO INTERPRETATIONS OF THE INNER FORM

Abstract: 

The article discusses the problem of relationship between language and mind in the interpretation of the great German philologist and philosopher W.Humboldt and the modern American linguist N.Chomsky. Guided by the notion of the inner form, introduced by W.Humboldt, N.Chomsky creates his paradigm of relationship between mind and language, based on the mechanism of underlying structures universal for every mind, irrespective of their national ornament, generating models of surface realizations.

Key words: 

inner form, vision of the world, underlying structure, surface structure, generative grammar, national component of content, determination.

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