Noam Chomsky (1928- ) is an American linguist, philosopher, and social activist. Chomsky is known as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Fifty years ago, Chomsky proposed "Humans are able to learn language so quickly because some knowledge of grammar is hardwired into our brains."
Born to Jewish parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928, Noam Chomsky has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955. In 1961 he was appointed full Professor in MIT's Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (now the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy). From 1966 to 1976 he held the Ferrari P. Ward Professorship of Modern Languages and Linguistics. In 1976 he was appointed Institute Professor.
The Faculty of Language: What's Special About it?. By Steven Pinker & Ray Jackendoff. March, 2005.
Speech! By Samuel Hughes. July-August, 2001.
Chomsky on Language. By Aaron Stark. December, 1998.
Literary Knowledge: Noam Chomsky and Marc Angenot. By Robert Barsky. Circa 1993.
Chomsky's Revolution in Linguistics. By John R. Searle. June 29, 1972.
The 'Innateness Hypothesis' and Explanatory Models in Linguistics. By Hilary Putnam. January, 1967.
Language and Learning: Debate between Piaget and Chomsky