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Noam Chomsky
(1928-____) born on
Dec 7
US linguist, political activitist. He founded transformational grammar and Cartesian theory which influenced the development of modern linguistics.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

Colourless green ideas sleep furiously.
Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Used by Chomsky to demonstrate that an utterance can be grammatical without having meaning. Syntactic Structures."
A: "Language and Freedom," lecture, Jan. 1970, delivered at Loyola University, Chicago (published in For Reasons of State, 1973).
N: For Reasons of State, Introduction (1973).
K: Television interview with John Pilger on "The Late Show," 25 Nov. 1992, BBC2, excerpted in Guardian (London, 23 Nov. 1992).

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