Noam Chomsky

1928 - Today

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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 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 150 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 14,399,678 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 126 in 2019). Noam Chomsky is the 2nd most popular linguist (down from 1st in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from United States (down from 47th 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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Among linguists, Noam Chomsky ranks 2 out of 160Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure. After him are Max Müller, Roman Jakobson, William James Sidis, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Franz Bopp, Edward Sapir, and August Schleicher.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Noam Chomsky ranks 69 out of 15,968Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), Judy Garland (1922), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Al Gore (1948), and Toni Morrison (1931). After him are George H. W. Bush (1924), Danny DeVito (1944), Helen Keller (1880), Woody Allen (1935), Robin Williams (1951), and Stephen King (1947).

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), Joseph Greenberg (1915), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), George Lakoff (1941), William Labov (1927), Noah Webster (1758), Joshua Fishman (1926), Morris Swadesh (1909), George Kingsley Zipf (1902), and Stephen Krashen (1941).