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Pages: 41. Chapters: Noam Chomsky, Chomsky hierarchy,
Transformational grammar, Linguistic competence, Minimalist
program, Principles and parameters, Generative grammar,
Antisymmetry, Head-driven phrase structure grammar, Generative
semantics, Deep structure, Binding, Tree-adjoining grammar,
Frederick Newmeyer, Government and binding theory, Specified
subject condition, Edwin Battistella, Distributed morphology,
Garden path sentence, Lexical functional grammar, Transderivational
search, Naomi Baron, Rochelle Lieber, Parasitic gap, Tensed-S
Condition, Merge, Generalized phrase structure grammar, Howard
Lasnik, David Pesetsky, Tough movement, Grammaticality, Movement
paradox, Move, Richard Kayne, Generative second language
acquisition, Linguistics Wars. Excerpt: Avram Noam Chomsky (; born
December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, computer scientist,
philosopher, cognitive scientist, and activist. He is an Institute
Professor and Professor (Emeritus) of in the Department of
Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT. Chomsky has been described as
the "father of modern linguistics" and a major figure of analytic
philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer
science, mathematics, and psychology. Chomsky is credited as the
creator or co-creator of the Chomsky hierarchy theorem, the
Universal grammar theory, and the Chomsky-Schutzenberger theorem.
Describing Chomsky's Syntactic Structures, Stanford University
computer scientist and Professor Emeritus Donald Knuth wrote: "Here
was a marvelous thing: a mathematical theory of language in which I
could use a computer programmer's intuition " Chomsky has been
active in left-wing politics and he opposed the Vietnam War. His
social criticism has also included Manufacturing Consent: The
Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), co-written with Edward
S. Herman, an analysis articulating the pr...
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