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    • QUOTE: Ralph Nader and leading linguist Noam Chomsky engaged in a much anticipated discussion in early October on Ralph Nader Radio Hour. The two raised questions about changing the media narrative in a totalitarian-like state, and how Chomsky got dismissed from the mainstream altogether. …

      … "How often have you been on the op-ed pages of the New York Times?" Nader asked Chomsky. For Chomsky, the last time was over a decade ago. …

      … The irony of Chomsky's media criticism being dismissed by the media is not lost on the former MIT professor, who remains in awe of America's level of censorship. …

      … "Any one of the former Bush-Cheney warmongers like Paul Wolfowitz and John Bolton and others have gotten far more press after they've left federal positions; in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post," Nader said. ...



  1. "Noam Chomsky", by Zoltán Gendler Szabó, in Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860–1960, ed. Ernest Lepore (2004). “Chomsky's intellectual life had been divided between his work in linguistics and his political activism, philosophy coming as a distant third. Nonetheless, his influence among analytic philosophers has been enormous because of three factors. First, Chomsky contributed substantially to a major methodological shift in the human sciences, turning away from the prevailing empiricism of the middle of the twentieth century: behaviorism in psychology, structuralism in linguistics and positivism in philosophy. Second, his groundbreaking books on syntax (Chomsky (1957, 1965)) laid a conceptual foundation for a new, cognitivist approach to linguistics and provided philosophers with a new framework for thinking about human language and the mind. And finally, he has persistently defended his views against all takers, engaging in important debates with many of the major figures in analytic philosophy..."
  2. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (1999), "Chomsky, Noam," Cambridge University Press, pg. 138. “Chomsky, Noam (born 1928), preeminent American linguist, philosopher, and political activist... Many of Chomsky's most significant contributions to philosophy, such as his influential rejection of behaviorism... stem from his elaborations and defenses of the above consequences..."
  3. Edwin D. Reilly (2003). Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 43–44. ISBN 9781573565219. "In 1956, the logician Noam Chomsky showed that there are only four basically different forms Church-Turing thesis of grammar, which, in decreasing order of sophistication, he called grammars of Type 0, 1, 2, and 3." 
  4. H. L. Somers (2003). Sergei Nirenburg, H. L. Somers, Yorick Wilks. ed. Readings in Machine Translation. MIT Press. p. 68. ISBN 9780262140744. "I think that this should be of sufficient interest to warrant some more detailed exhibition, especially since this insight is due to an important new, not to say revolutionary, view of the structure of language, recently outlined by the American linguist and logician Noam Chomsky [2], and could perhaps, in its turn and in due time, be turned into a new method of machine translation, which would be more complex than the known ones but also more effective." 
  5. "MIT Department of Linguistics: People: Faculty: Noam Chomsky". Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  6. "Books". Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  7. "Noam Chomsky". May 28, 2010. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
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  12. Matt Dellinger, "Sounds and Sites: Noam Chomsky", The New Yorker, Link, 3-31-03. Retrieved 1-26-09
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  14. Thomas Tymoczko, Jim Henle, James M. Henle, Sweet Reason: A Field Guide to Modern Logic, Birkhäuser, 2000, p. 101.
  15. Michael Sipser (1997). Introduction to the Theory of Computation. PWS Publishing. ISBN 0-534-94728-X. 
  16. "The Cognitive Science Millennium Project". Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  17. "The Accidental Bestseller, Publishers Weekly, 5-5-03. Retrieved 05-03-11. “Chomsky's controversial political works...became mainstream bestsellers."
  19. Arnove, Anthony (March 1997). "In Perspective: Noam Chomsky". International Socialism. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  20. Chomsky (1996), pp. 71.





  • (Chomsky, 1971) ⇒ Noam Chomsky. (1971). “Deep Structure, Surface Structure, and Semantic Interpretation.” In: Steinberg, D. and Jakobovits, L., eds. Semantics: an interdisciplinary reader in philosophy, linguistics, and philosophy.” Cambridge University Press.