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Noam Chomsky

1928 - Today

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Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American professor and public intellectual known for his work in linguistics, political activism, and social criticism. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is a laureate professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona and an institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Noam Chomsky has received more than 19,472,273 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 130 in 2019). Noam Chomsky is the 2nd most popular linguist, the 71st most popular biography from United States (down from 69th in 2019) and the most popular American Linguist.

Noam Chomsky is most famous for his work in linguistics and as a political activist. He is best known for his critique of U.S. foreign policy and the American media.

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  • 134

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  • 7.95

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  • 6.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among linguists, Noam Chomsky ranks 2 out of 161Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure. After him are Max Müller, William James Sidis, Roman Jakobson, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, Pāṇini, Franz Bopp, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and Edward Sapir.

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Among people born in 1928, Noam Chomsky ranks 7Before him are Che Guevara, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, John Forbes Nash Jr., Ennio Morricone, and Hosni Mubarak. After him are Ariel Sharon, Eduard Shevardnadze, James Watson, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, and Philip K. Dick.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Noam Chomsky ranks 71 out of 18,182Before him are Al Gore (1948), Morgan Freeman (1937), Helen Keller (1880), Stephen King (1947), John D. Rockefeller (1839), and Danny DeVito (1944). After him are Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Patrick Swayze (1952), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Warren Buffett (1930), John Dewey (1859), and James Dean (1931).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Noam Chomsky ranks 1After him are William James Sidis (1898), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), George Lakoff (1941), Joseph Greenberg (1915), William Labov (1927), Noah Webster (1758), Joshua Fishman (1926), Stephen Krashen (1941), George Kingsley Zipf (1902), and Morris Swadesh (1909).