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Noam Chomsky

(b. 1928) American theoretical linguist

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Chomsky, Noam Avram

Chomsky, Noam Avram (1928– )   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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US linguist, philosopher, and political activist, famous for his creation of the Chomskyan revolution in linguistics.

Born in Philadelphia, the son of a Hebrew scholar, ...

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis  

Broadly, the belief that people who speak different languages perceive and think about the world quite differently, their worldviews being shaped or determined by the language of their culture (a ...
syntax

syntax  

The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word comes via French or late Latin from Greek suntaxis, from sun- ...
Yehoshua Bar-Hillel

Yehoshua Bar-Hillel  

(1915–1975)Austrian-born Israeli logician, philosopher, and linguist.Bar-Hillel obtained his doctorate from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, in 1947. He worked for several years in the USA, first at ...

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