Noam Chomsky

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  • Birth

    Noam Chomsky was born on 7 December 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Attended University of Pennsylvania

    Chomsky was at University of Pennsylvania for 2 years and then left to pursue his political interests when he met Zellig Harris, a structural linguist.
  • The Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew and The logical Structure of Linguistic Theory

    In 1950 - 1951 Chompsky wrote his master's thesis on The Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew and The logical Structure of Linguistic Theory while he was a junior fellow at Harvard.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology appoints teaching position

  • Published Syntactic Structures

    Published Syntactic Structures
  • Published Aspects of the Theory of Synatx

    Here is a lecture from Noam Chompsky on the theory of Synatx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0t34c3W8d0&t=51s
  • Published Cartesian Linguistics

    Published Cartesian Linguistics
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    Use of theoretical framework

    Chomsky and others developed a better solution using a theoretical framework known as “principles and parameters” (McGilvray, 2019)
  • Signed petition

    Signed a petition in support of the free-speech rights of Robert Faurisson, a French lecturer who denied the existence of the gas chambers used in Nazi concentration camps. (Biography.com Editors) Biography.com Editors. "Noam Chomsky Biography." Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, 24 Apr. 2020, www.biography.com/scholar/noam-chomsky. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.
  • Published Lectures on Government and Binding

  • Retired as a professor