Although my main interest is historical lingustics, I would also like to get a hint of the modern studies of syntax and generative grammar, and as far as I know, Chomsky is currently the most prominent figure in this field.
I have read something about his ideas of language being innate to human beings and also a book on the pretty same topic by Daniel Everett. ( actually his notions are more appealing to me)
I am looking for the most basic introductory book about generative grammar. Do you have any recommendations?
( I have Pinker's The Language Instinct still unread on my shelf but it doesn't cover this topic, if I am correct )