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Professor Noam Chomsky FBA

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About this Fellow

Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT
  • Laureate Professor of Linguistics, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, University of Arizona

Past Appointments

  • Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics emeritus, MIT Linguistics and Philosophy, 1955 - 2017

Top picks

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In Conversation with Noam Chomsky - A British Academy event

Professor Noam Chomsky’s work over the past 60 years has profoundly changed the way we think about language. In this video he talks about his reflections on a lifetime of linguistics research and as one of the leading thinkers of our time.
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The Chomsky Effect With Robert Barsky

Noam Chomsky had two giant careers: one in the science of language, another in the rough and tumble of anti-war politics, beckoning the question is it one Chomsky or two?


The Responsibility of Intellectuals

Noam Chomsky, 2017 The New Press

Originally published in the New York Review of Books, Chomsky’s essay eviscerated the “hypocritical moralism of the past” (such as when Woodrow Wilson set out to teach Latin Americans “the art of good government”) and exposed the shameful policies in Vietnam and the role of intellectuals in justifying it.

Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change

Noam Chomsky, 2017 Haymarket Books

Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy. This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Times as “arguably the most important intellectual alive.”

Requiem for the American Dream

Noam Chomsky, 2017 Seven Stories Press

In his first major book on the subject of income inequality, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, cold, patient eye on the economic facts of life. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in America today?

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