• (noun): United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928).
    Synonyms: Noam Chomsky, A. Noam Chomsky

Some articles on chomsky:

Language (journal)
... in Language was the scathing 1959 review by the young Noam Chomsky of the book Verbal Behavior by the behaviorist cognitive psychologist B ... famous—the glowingly positive assessment of Chomsky's own 1957 book Syntactic Structures by Robert B ... Lees that put Chomsky and his generative grammar on the intellectual map as the successor to American structuralism ...
Structural Linguistics - Criticism
... Linguist Noam Chomsky maintained that structural linguistics was efficient for phonology and morphology, because both have a finite number of units that the linguist can collect ... Chomsky's critiques led him to found generative grammar ... One of Chomsky's key objections to structural linguistics was its inadequacy in explaining complex and/or ambiguous sentences ...
Carol Chomsky
... Carol Chomsky (July 1, 1930 – December 19, 2008) was an American linguist and education specialist who studied language acquisition in children ... Chomsky was born in Philadelphia as Carol Doris Schatz on July 1, 1930 ... She married Noam Chomsky in 1949, the two having known each other since she was five years old ...
Combinatorics On Words - Language Hierarchy
... Possibly the most applied result in combinatorics on words is the Chomsky hierarchy, developed by Noam Chomsky ... The basic idea of Chomsky's work is to divide language into four levels, or the language hierarchy ...
Chomsky (band) - Founding
... Chomsky originated in the early 1990s in Denton, Texas under the moniker "House on The Hill" ... By 1995, the band had changed its name to Chomsky, and included Halleck, Norris, bassist James Driscoll, and drummers Rob Avsharian (of Bobgoblin ... This created problems for Chomsky, who relied heavily on Norris' keyboard and guitar eccentricities in their recordings and live show ...

Famous quotes containing the word chomsky:

    The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.
    —Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
    —Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd.
    —Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)