Yes, there is a Spanish translation: Los guardianes de la libertad : propaganda, desinformación y consenso en los medios de comunicacíon de masas /
Edward S Herman; Noam Chomsky
1990 Spanish Book 372 p. ; 21 cm. Barcelona :
Editorial Crítica, ; ISBN: 8474234646 9788474234640
There was a paperback printed in 2001 and available on amazon.com ISBN 978-8484320982
On Friday December 7, Noam Chomsky will celebrate his birthday.
Question: Chomsky frequently mentions «conflicts between computational efficiency and communicative efficiency», for example in a recent interview with Yarden Katz. I understand the basic concept of what he means but would like to know more about it. Is there a specific paper in which he addresses that (please consider that I am by no means a professional, just interested in what he’s talking about)?
I found an article in Linguistic Inquiry which might help. Although it is definitely a scholarly article, I think it is accessible. It is “Three Factors in Language Design” Linguistic Inquiry, 36, no. 1 pp 1-22, 2005.
What are Chomsky’s recent works about reference? ( in linguistics, reference is the relationship of one linguistic expression to another, in which one provides the information necessary to interpret the other.)
There are two relatively recent publications that tangentially concern reference:
“Approaching UG from Below.” In Interfaces + Recursion = Language?: Chomsky’s Minimalism and the View from Syntax-Semantics, edited by Uli Sauerland and Hans- Martin Gartner, 1-29. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007.
“On phases.” In Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory, edited by Robert Freidin, Carlos Otero, and Maria-Luisa Zubizaretta. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.