Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is know as “the father of modern linguistics”. Chomsky’s book Syntactic Structures is “really the birth of modern linguistics as a science of language.”

Books by Noam Chomsky

In 1965, after Chomsky had already been well-established, he published two completely different landmark books. American Power and the New Mandarins is a deeply well-thought-out and insightful criticism of US foreign policy in Vietnam and Aspects of the Theory of Syntax is by any measurement an absolutely beautiful, astounding work of genius. It has made Chomsky, in most people’s minds – not in mine but in most – the most important linguist of probably all time

Language and Thought

Interviews where books by Noam Chomsky were recommended

The best books on Linguistics, recommended by David Adger

Which linguistics books give a good sense of what the field is about? David Adger, Professor of Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London and the current president of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, recommends some of his own favourite books on the science of language, including a sci-fi novel.

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