Chomsky, Noam

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Noam Chomsky
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Name
Chomsky, Noam Gender: M
Avram Noam Chomsky
born on 7 December 1928 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°09' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°06 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°16'



Biography

American writer, a linguist, philosopher and political activist. A Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955, he is the founder of transformational-generative grammar. In addition to his revolutionary work in the field of modern linguistics, he was an important political figure who advocated a combination of anarchism and socialism. Chomsky’s most important publications, in addition to his first book "Syntactic Structures," 1957, include "Aspects on the Theory of Syntax," 1965, "Peace in the Middle East," 1974, "The Fateful Triangle," 1983, and "The Minimalist Program," 1995.

The son of William Chomsky, a Hebrew scholar who emigrated from Russia, Avram received his early education at the Oak Lane Country Day School in Philadelphia. After graduating from Central High School, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied linguistics, mathematics and philosophy. While still a graduate student, he was appointed a junior fellow at Harvard University, 1951-55. He earned his Ph.D. in linguistics in 1955 and was immediately offered a faculty position at MIT, teaching French and German. In 1976, he became MIT’s Institute Professor of Linguistics.

Chomsky’s other main interest was politics, and during the 1960s, he temporarily scaled back his linguistics work in order to spend more time writing, primarily focusing his attention on the policies of the United States government in Southeast Asia. Between 1965 and 1973, he was a major figure in the resistance movement against U.S. foreign policy, even traveling to North Vietnam just prior to the invasion of Cambodia. His arguments against American involvement in Vietnam were outlined in a book of essays called "American Power and the New Mandarins," 1967.

Chomsky married Carol Schatz on 12/24/1949; they had three children.

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Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 24 December 1949 (Carol Schatz)
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  • Work : New Career 1951 (Appointed jr.fellow, Harvard Univ., four years)
  • Social : End a program of study 1955 (Ph.D. from Harvard)
  • Work : New Career 1955 (Teacher at M.I.T., linguistics)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1957 (First book released)
  • Work : Gain social status 1976 (Professorship at M.I.T.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (Book "The Minimalist Program")

Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes him 3/1993 for 7 AM; Jack Fertig met him in person in October 2009 andwrote: " He told me he was born at 7:20 AM (according to his mother) December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia PA).

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel (Intern'l travel for studies)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (M.I.T. professor)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Linguistics, politics)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Transformational-generative grammar)

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