Chomsky HierarchyOne of the best known contributions by Chomsky is his hierarchy of formal grammars, which groups known rules for language structure with similar, and within broader, rules. His hierarchy shows how human languages follow broadly similar trends and contributes to his idea that the most basic structures of language are naturally found in everyone, and the differences in how people speak are generated by social pressures.
Image: An example derivation of the sentence “the cat sat on the mat”
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(Avery) Noam Chomsky (7 Dec 1928 - Present)Well known for his anti-war rhetoric, Noam Chomsky is a journalist, activist, and linguist who has contributed greatly to the field over the course of his life. He has written multiple books and essays both for his field of research and for political critique particularly (though not entirely) focusing on the actions and influence of the United States in relation to the rest of the world.
Chomsky's Linguistic WritingA list of Chomsky's writing with a focus on language includes:
The Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (1951)
Syntactic Structures (1957)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (1964)
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax (1965)
The Sound Pattern of English (1968)
Language and Mind (1972)
Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar (1972)
Knowledge of Language (1986)
Chomsky's Political writingA list of books and essays written by Noam Chomsky with a more political bend includes:
The Responsibility of Intellectuals (1967)
American Power and the New Mandarins (1969)
Peace in the Middle East? (1974)
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988)
Profit over People (1998)
Rogue States (2000)
9-11: Was There an Alternative? (2002)
Hegemony or Survival (2003)
Gaza in Crisis (2010)
On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare (2013)