Noam Chomsky

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Chomsky in 2017.

Noam Chomsky (/ˈnəʊm ˈʧɒmski/) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics.

He is known, among other things, for his studies into universal grammar, "an innate set of linguistic principles shared by all humans" and for his theory of generative grammar, which attempts to give a set of rules that will correctly predict which combinations of words will form grammatical sentences.


Chomsky is also well-known for his views on politics. Those include specific views on education[1][2]

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