This article offers an overview of Noam Chomsky's contributions to linguistics, as well as the multiple fields that are impacted by his approach, including psychology, philosophy, computer sciences, communications, political studies, neuroscience, and behavioral sciences. The emphasis is placed upon his early formative years, the milieus from which he emerges and to which he contributes, and the general attitude that drives his work, right up to the current moment.

Additional Metadata
Keywords Anarchism, Behaviorism, Cartesian linguistics, Colonialism, Imperialism, Jewish intellectuals, Linguistics, Nativism, Propaganda, Public intellectual, Radicalism, Structuralism, Universal grammar, Zellig Harris
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.61178-9
Citation
Barsky, R. (2015). Chomsky, Noam (1928-). In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 526–530). doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.61178-9