Avram Noam Chomsky (b.1928) is an American theoretical linguist who transformed linguistics by regarding language as a distinctively human, biologically based cognitive capacity. Noted for expounding the theory of generative grammar, he also posited that linguistic behavior is inborn, not learned, and that all languages share the same underlying grammatical base.
Chomsky also gained a worldwide following as a dissident for his assessments of the power of economic elites on American domestic and foreign policy. He was a prominent activist against American involvement in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
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