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Noam Chomsky

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer; professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident, an anarchist, and a libertarian socialist intellectual
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Noam Chomsky




  • Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew. (1951) - Master's thesis, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory (1955)
  • Transformational Analysis. (1955) Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.
  • "On accent and juncture in English." (1956), coauthors Morris Halle, and Fred Lukoff; published in For Roman Jakobson. The Hague: Mouton
  • Syntactic Structures (1957). The Hague: Mouton. Reprint. Berlin and New York (1985).
  • Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (1964).
  • Aspects of the Theory of Syntax (1965). Cambridge: The MIT Press.
  • Cartesian Linguistics (1965). New York: Harper and Row. Reprint. Cartesian Linguistics. A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1986.
  • Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar (1966).
  • The Sound Pattern of English (1968). coauthor Morris Halle; New York: Harper & Row.
  • Language and Mind (1968).
  • Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar (1972).
  • The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory (1975).
  • Reflections on Language (1975).
  • Essays on Form and Interpretation (1977).
  • Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (1979).
  • Rules and Representations (1980).
  • Lectures on Government and Binding: The Pisa Lectures (1981). Holland: Foris Publications. Reprint. 7th Edition. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1993.
  • Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding (1982).
  • Language and the Study of Mind (1982).
  • Noam on The Generative Enterprise, A discussion with Riny Hyybregts and Henk van Riemsdijk (1982).
  • Modular Approaches to the Study of the Mind (1984).
  • Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1986).
  • Barriers. Linguistic Inquiry Monograph Thirteen (1986). Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press.
  • Language and Thought (1993).
  • The Minimalist Program (1995). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • On Language (1998).
  • New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind (2000).
  • The Architecture of Language (2000) (Mukherji, et al, eds.).
  • On Nature and Language (2001) (Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi, ed.).
  • "The Chomsky-Place correspondence 1993–1994" (2000). coauthors N. & Place, U.T.; Edited, with an introduction and suggested readings, by T. Schoneberger. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 17, 7–38.

Computer science[edit]

  • Three models for the description of language. (1956) I.R.E. Transactions on Information Theory, vol. IT-2, no. 3: 113–124.


  • The Responsibility of Intellectuals (1967)
  • American Power and the New Mandarins (1969)
  • "Notes on Anarchism", New York Review of Books (1970)
  • At war with Asia (1970)
  • Two Essays on Cambodia (1970)
  • Chomsky: selected readings (1971)
  • Problems of Knowledge and Freedom (1971)
  • For Reasons of State (1973)
  • Counter-Revolutionary Violence - Bloodbaths in Fact & Propaganda (with Edward S. Herman) (1973)
  • Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood (1974)
  • Intellectuals and the State (1976)
  • Human Rights and American Foreign Policy (1978)
  • Language and Responsibility (1979)
  • The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume I: The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism (with Edward Herman) (1979)
  • The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II: After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina and the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (with Edward Herman) (1979)
  • Radical Priorities (1981)
  • Superpowers in collision: the cold war now (1982)
  • Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There (1982)
  • The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (1983)
  • Turning the Tide : U.S. intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace (1985)
  • Pirates and Emperors: International Terrorism in the Real World (1986)
  • The Race to Destruction: Its Rational Basis (1986)
  • The Reader (1987)
  • On Power and Ideology (1987)
  • Turning the Tide: the U.S. and Latin America (1987)
  • The Culture of Terrorism (1988)
  • Language and Politics (1988)
  • Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (with Edward Herman) (1988)
  • Necessary Illusions (1989)
  • Terrorizing the Neighborhood (1991)
  • What Uncle Sam Really Wants (1992)
  • Chronicles of Dissent (1992)
  • Deterring Democracy (1992)
  • Letters from Lexington: Reflections on Propaganda (1993)
  • The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993)
  • Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture (1993)
  • World Order and Its Rules: Variations on Some Themes (1993)
  • Year 501: The Conquest Continues (1993)
  • Keeping the rabble in Line (1994)
  • Secrets, Lies, and Democracy (1994)
  • World Orders, Old and New (1994)
  • Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order (1996)
  • Class Warfare (1996)
  • One Chapter, The Cold War and the University (1997)
  • Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (1997)
  • The Common Good (1998)
  • The Umbrella of US Power (1999)
  • Latin America: From Colonization to Globalization (1999)
  • Acts of Aggression: Policing "Rogue" States (with Edward W. Said) (1999)
  • The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo (1999)
  • Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order (1999)
  • The Fateful Triangle (updated edition) (1999)
  • on Mis-Education (edited by Donaldo Macedo) (2000)
  • A New Generation Draws the Line: Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West (2000)
  • Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs (2000)
  • Propaganda and the Public Mind (2001)
  • 9-11 (2001)
  • Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky (2002)
  • on Democracy and Education (edited by C.P. Otero) (2002)
  • Media Control (Second Edition) (2002)
  • Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World (2002)
  • Power and Terror: Post-9/11 Talks and Interviews (2003)
  • Middle East Illusions: Including Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood (2003)
  • Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (2003)
  • Znet article, Deep Concerns (2003)
  • Getting Haiti Right This Time: The U.S. and the Coup (with Paul Farmer and Amy Goodman) (2004)
  • on Anarchism (edited by Barry Pateman) (2005)
  • Government in the future (2005) ISBN 1583226850. Text of the lecture given at the Poetry Center, New York, February 16, 1970.
  • Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (2005)
  • The Impetious Imperialist (2005)
  • Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (2006)
  • Perilous Power. The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice (with Gilbert Achcar) (2006)
  • Interventions (2007)
  • What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World (2007)
  • New World of Indigenous Resistance (2010)
  • Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians (2010)
  • Hopes and Prospects (2010)
  • How the World Works (2011)
  • Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance (2012)
  • Occupy (2012)
  • The Science of Language: Interviews with James McGilvray (2012)
  • Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire (2013)
  • Who Rules the World? (2014)
  • On Palestine (2015)
  • Because We Say So (2015)
  • What Kind of Creatures Are We? (2015)
  • Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (2017)
  • Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy (2017)
  • Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power (2017)
  • Internationalism Or Extinction (2019)
  • Chomsky for Activists (2020)
  • The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet (2020)
  • Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance (2021)
  • The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic, and the Urgent Need for Radical Change (2021)
  • A New World in Our Hearts: In Conversation with Michael Albert (2022)
  • Taming the Rascal Multitude: Essays, Interviews, and Lectures 1997–2014 (2022)


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