Noam Chomsky

1928 - Today

Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, and is one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is the author of more than 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Noam Chomsky has received more than 11,936,917 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular linguist.

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Among linguists, Noam Chomsky ranks 1 out of 117After him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Max Müller, Roman Jakobson, William James Sidis, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Franz Bopp, Patanjali, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, August Schleicher, Kūkai, and Edward Sapir.

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Among people born in 1928, Noam Chomsky ranks 4Before him are Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, and Andy Warhol. After him are Hosni Mubarak, Ariel Sharon, John Forbes Nash Jr., Ennio Morricone, James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Rinus Michels, and Philip K. Dick.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Noam Chomsky ranks 47 out of 12,171Before him are Stan Lee (1922), Andy Warhol (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), Jack London (1876), Steve Jobs (1955), and Al Capone (1899). After him are Robert Frost (1874), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Richard Nixon (1913), James Stewart (1908), Charles Lindbergh (1902), and Al Gore (1948).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Noam Chomsky ranks 1After him are William James Sidis (1898), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Joseph Greenberg (1915), George Lakoff (1941), Noah Webster (1758), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Joshua Fishman (1926), William Labov (1927), George Kingsley Zipf (1902), Morris Swadesh (1909), and William Dwight Whitney (1827).