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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a seminal figure in the field of linguistics, and ranks among the most cited widely scholars in modern history. In 1959, he revolutionized the study of modern linguistics with a book review that challenged the prevailing orthodoxy in this field, and then went on to publish 100 books, including “Syntactic Structures”, “Language and Mind,” “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax,” and “The Minimalist Program.” Professor Chomsky’s influence extends far beyond the field of linguistics, however, extending to such areas as cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, computer science, mathematics, childhood education, anthropology and political science. Among his most recent books is “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.” He has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Helmholtz Medal and the Ben Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. Professor Chomsky joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in 2017, after a six-decade association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was Institute Professor, and later Institute Professor emeritus.