Chomsky, N. (1957) Syntactic Structures, The Hague: Mouton.
(First work on Transformational Grammar.)
Chomsky, N. (1959) ‘Review of Verbal Behavior by B.F. Skinner’, Language
(A critique of behaviourist approaches to learning.)
Chomsky, N. (1965) Aspects of a Theory of Syntax, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
(Outlines the Standard Model.)
Chomsky, N. (1969) ‘Quine’s Empirical Assumptions’, in D.
Davidson and J.
Hintikka (eds) Words and Objections, Dordrecht: Reidel.
Chomsky, N. (1973) ‘Conditions on Transformations’, in S.R.
Anderson and P.
Kiparsky (eds) A Festschrift for Morris Halle, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
(Begins the move away from rule-based approaches to grammar.)
Chomsky, N. (1975) Reflections on Language, New York: Pantheon.
(A good non-technical review of the extended standard theory and various philosophical issues related to generative grammar.)
Chomsky, N. (1977) Essays on Form and Interpretation, Amsterdam: North Holland.
(Essays in the extended standard theory.)
Chomsky, N. (1980) Rules and Representations, New York: Columbia University Press.
(Essays on linguistics and philosophy.)
Chomsky, N. (1981) Lectures on Government and Binding, Dordrecht: Foris.
Chomsky, N. (1983) ‘Some Conceptual Shifts in the Study of Language’, in L.
Parsons and R.
Schwartz (eds) How Many Questions?: essays in honor of Sidney Morgenbesser, Indianapolis, IN: Hackett.
(A description of how linguistic theory has changed from Syntactic Structures to Local Government Binding.)
Chomsky, N. (1986) Knowledge of Language, New York: Praeger.
(Chapter 3 provides an informal yet challenging overview of Government Binding Theory.)
Chomsky, N. (1995) The Minimalist Program, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
(Chomsky’s best current text on Minimalism.)
Chomsky, N. (1996) Powers and Prospects, Boston, MA: South End Press.
(More recent philosophical esays on E-language and dualism.)