What is Chomsky?

  • (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)
... was the scathing 1959 review by the young Noam Chomsky of the book Verbal Behavior by the behaviorist cognitive psychologist B ... almost as 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 ...
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
... 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) and Luke Adams ... This created problems for Chomsky, who relied heavily on Norris' keyboard and guitar eccentricities in their recordings and live show ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word chomsky:

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

    Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can’t tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.
    —Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    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)