1928 - PresentOn this day Chomsky was born to a middle-class Jewish family in East Oak Lane Philadelphia during the time of America's Great Depression. The influence of his parents in conjunction with experiences during this time-frame inspired his active role in radical politics and foreign policy (Biography.com Editors, 2014).
Chomsky's Inspitation - Foreign PolicyMentioned earlier, some of Chomsky's experiences included the impact of immigration exclusion spurred by the stock market crash and a shattered society and economy (1929-1939). The Great Depression also played a major role in the creation of an environment that birthed and supported the emergence of Adolf Hitler (Holocaust Encyclopedia).
Face of Political ControversiesChomsky is also known for his controversial views of policy. Even though he did not become publicly involved in politics until 1964, he felt compelled to speak out against the U.S. role in the Vietnam War (McGilvray, 2019). Additionally, he supported the free-speech rights of Robert Faurisson in 1979 and the U.S. foreign policy and media control during the 9-11 attacks (Biography.com Editors, 2014).
Contributions to ScienceChomsky established the theory of linguistics 1965 with “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax”. It stated children make use of their innate ability to learn the languages that they are exposed to. His ideas gave way to significant logical implications for various subjects of psychology, and also extend to cognitive science, anthropology, sociology and neurology (Famous Scientist the Art of Genius).
Linguistic RevolutionAccording to Chomsky, language in some ways are innate and rely on the cognitive abilities in children. They can construct and evaluate grammar through biological and physical development despite lacking evidence (McGilvray, 2019). This explains why children are able to learn different languages faster and easier compared to adults (Biography.com Editors, 2014). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3U6MsdBalg
Honorary fellowship at the Literary and Historical Society in.
Received the Uppsala University Honorary Doctor’s degree.
Honored with the President’s Medal from the Literary and Debating Society of the National University of Ireland, Galway (Famous Scientist the Art of Genius).