Noam Chomsky

Linguist & Author Noam Chomsky Full Name: Noam Chomsky

United States of America

Profession: Linguist & Author
Why Famous: He is a major figure in analytic philosophy and described as the "father of modern linguistics".

Born: December 7, 1928 (89 years old)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Biography: Noam Chomsky (1928-), widely considered the most cited living author, is an academic who has made significant contributions to the fields of linguistics and cognitive science, and also received attention for his political thought and activism.

His influential 1957 book Syntactic Structures, which argued for new understandings of the way children learn language, popularised the concept of 'universal grammar' as innate to the human brain.

But it is for his devastating critiques of U.S. foreign policy that he has become best known. Starting with opposition to the Vietnam war, Chomsky has been a consistant critic of America's overseas adventures as well as its state capitalism and big business. (

Married Life

  • 1949-12-24 Linguist Noam Chomsky (21) weds Carol Doris Schatz (19)

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