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Volume 8 Number 1 Springs 2014
Chomsky's Anomaly: Inner Speech
University of Illinois-Urbana
ABSTRACT: Chomsky has restricted his linguistics to intra-personal language, which he refers to as inner speech. He does not include interpersonal communication or speech acts. But the literature on inner speech shows it to be quite free-form and irregular in both syntax and semantics. It cannot be formalized as Chomsky tries to do. This problem weakens Chomsky’s claim to have found a universal grammar.