• (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:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Language (journal)
... was the scathing 1959 review by the young Noam Chomsky of the book Verbal Behavior by the behaviorist cognitive psychologist B ... review that is 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word chomsky:

    UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of this faculty as a ‘language acquisition device,’ an innate component of the human mind that yields a particular language through interaction with present experience, a device that converts experience into a system of knowledge attained: knowledge of one or another language.
    —Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control—”indoctrination” we might say—exercised through the mass media.
    —Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
    —Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)