Noam Chomsky
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Avram Noam Chomsky, Ph.D (born December 7, 1928) is the Institute Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th Century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of mind and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has also affected the philosophy of language and mind (see Harman, Fodor). He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the 1980–1992 time period, and was the eighth most cited scholar in any time period.[1][2][3]

Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become more widely known — especially internationally — for his media criticism and politics than for his linguistic theories.[4][5] He is generally considered to be a key intellectual figure within the left wing of United States politics. Chomsky is widely known for his political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments. Chomsky describes himself as a libertarian socialist and a sympathizer of anarcho-syndicalism (he is a member of the IWW).


Lectures:

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flag The minimalist program and language acquisition
as author at  VideoLectures.NET - Single Lectures Series,
6140 views
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flag Force, law and the prospects of survival
as author at  Eminent Speakers at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana,
together with: Rudi Rizman (introducer),
7229 views
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flag The Emerging World Order: Its Roots, Our Legacy
as author at  VideoLectures.NET - Single Lectures Series,
together with: Sissa Medialab srl (recorded by),
725 views
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flag The Biology of the Language Faculty: Its Perfection, Past and Future
as author at  MIT World Series: Where Does Syntax Come From? Have We All Been Wrong?,
853 views
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flag The Idea of Universality in Linguistics and Human Rights
as author at  MIT World Series: Science, Technology and Human Rights,
together with: Elizabeth S. Spelke,
1023 views
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flag Vietnam Remembered
as author at  MIT World Host: Technology and Culture Forum,
446 views
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flag The Militarization of Science and Space
as author at  MIT World Host: Technology and Culture Forum,
298 views
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flag Discourses on Iraq and the Middle East
as author at  MIT World Series: The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq,
142 views
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flag Chomsky on Gaza
as author at  MIT World Series - Starr Forum,
110 views
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flag Institutions vs. People: Will the Species Self-Destruct?
as author at  MIT World Host: Technology and Culture Forum,
188 views
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flag The Current Crisis in the Middle East
as author at  MIT World: One Host Fits All,
113 views
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flag Class 11: The Discourse of Iraqis and Arabs on the Reconstruction of a New Iraq
as author at  MIT 11.948 The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq - Spring 2005,
together with: Yosef Jabareen,
201 views
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flag The New War Against Terror
as author at  MIT World Host: Technology and Culture Forum,
129 views