International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Languages and Literature | Indonesia | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023


Noam Chomsky's Linguistic Theory: Generative Transformation Theory

Reva Riani Putri Asyrofi | Anang Santoso [2] | Sumadi [10]


Abstract: Linguistics is a science that studies language. Language is a means of communication between individuals and other individuals. Psycholinguistics is a science that combines linguistics and psychology, or the behavior and thought processes that occur in each individual. The existence of this very significant language ultimately encourages experts to discuss language (linguistics). The purpose of this article is to explain several theories put forward by Noam Chomsky regarding linguistics. As a result of the thoughts and research of these linguists, the linguistic theory of Generative Transformation was born. Chomsky returns to the "hypothesis" or "natural theory", where language has existed since birth and the concept of language throughout the world is universal, called deep structure. This theory was put forward by Noam Chomsky because it is interrelated between a person's language skills and the thoughts each individual has. The generative-transformational theory laid down by Chomsky is the most prominent modern theory that reflects the ability of human reason and knowledge. This article also discusses the concept, characteristics, and advantages and disadvantages of generative transformation theory.


Keywords: generative, linguistics, Noam Chomsky, psycholinguistics, transformation


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 376 - 380


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