Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky (1928) is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, where he has been a professor since 1955. He is internationally known, especially for his prestigious research on linguistics, which has had and continues to have a strong influence. We can go as far as to say, without exaggeration, that he instigated an authentic revolution in this field. Chomsky considers his linguistic theories as a part of a broader theory about the human mind, especially cognitive psychology. We should also remark on his interest in issues of ethics and politics. Chomsky believes that his linguistic ideas cannot be separated from his socio-political reflections: they are two sides of the same coin.