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Awards & Achievements

2018 - BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

1999 - Benjamin Franklin Medal, Franklin Institute

1995 - Member of Academia Europaea

1984 - APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology, American Psychological Association

1974 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematics

1971 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1966 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Linguistics
  • Law
  • Epistemology

His primary scientific interests are in Linguistics, Generative grammar, Transformational grammar, Minimalist program and Epistemology. His Linguistics research focuses on Natural language, On Language, Comprehension approach, Theoretical linguistics and Relational grammar. His Generative grammar research incorporates themes from Generative second-language acquisition and Cognitive science.

His Transformational grammar study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Relative clause, Generative semantics, Perception and Linguistic competence. In the field of Minimalist program, his study on Minimalist grammar overlaps with subjects such as Logic error. His Epistemology study incorporates themes from Natural, Syntax and Biolinguistics.

His most cited work include:

  • Aspects of the Theory of Syntax (10798 citations)
  • The Minimalist Program (8103 citations)
  • Lectures on Government and Binding (6598 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Linguistics, Cognitive science, Epistemology, Law and Generative grammar. His study in Comprehension approach, Natural language, Minimalist program, Transformational grammar and Grammar falls under the purview of Linguistics. His study in Minimalist program focuses on Government and binding theory in particular.

Noam Chomsky works in the field of Grammar, namely Universal grammar. Law is represented through his Democracy and Power research. His study in Emergent grammar and Phrase structure rules is done as part of Generative grammar.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Linguistics (28.08%)
  • Cognitive science (11.23%)
  • Epistemology (9.42%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2008-2021)?

  • Linguistics (28.08%)
  • Cognitive science (11.23%)
  • Epistemology (9.42%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Noam Chomsky mostly deals with Linguistics, Cognitive science, Epistemology, Comprehension approach and Language technology. Natural language, Universal grammar, Syntax, Merge and Language acquisition are the core of his Linguistics study. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Externalization, Cognitive psychology, Generative grammar and Human language.

His study in the fields of Rationality under the domain of Epistemology overlaps with other disciplines such as Creatures. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Comprehension approach, Second-language attrition is strongly linked to Object language. His Language technology course of study focuses on Language assessment and Language arts.

Between 2008 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Problems of projection (528 citations)
  • Evolution, brain, and the nature of language (288 citations)
  • Why Only Us: Language and Evolution (206 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Linguistics
  • Law
  • Epistemology

Noam Chomsky mainly focuses on Linguistics, Cognitive science, Epistemology, Generative grammar and Sociology of language. He combines topics linked to Psycholinguistics with his work on Linguistics. The various areas that Noam Chomsky examines in his Cognitive science study include Cognitive psychology, Externalization, Property and Merge.

His work on Philosophy of language, Analytic philosophy and Contemporary philosophy as part of his general Epistemology study is frequently connected to Creatures and Merge, thereby bridging the divide between different branches of science. His Generative grammar research includes elements of Salient, Projection, Syntax, Syntax and Component. The concepts of his Sociology of language study are interwoven with issues in Language and Communication Technologies and Second-language acquisition.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Top Publications

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

Noam Chomsky.
(1965)

42244 Citations

Lectures on Government and Binding: The Pisa Lectures

Noam Chomsky.
(1993)

26848 Citations

The Minimalist Program

Noam Chomsky.
(1992)

26190 Citations

The Sound Pattern of English

Noam Chomsky;Morris Halle.
(1968)

17856 Citations

Lectures on Government and Binding

Noam Chomsky.
(1981)

12973 Citations

Derivation by phase

Noam Chomsky.
(1999)

11466 Citations

Language and Mind

Noam Chomsky.
(1968)

10653 Citations

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

Ann S. Ferebee;Noam Chomsky.
Journal of Symbolic Logic (1970)

8475 Citations

Rules and Representations

Noam A. Chomsky.
(1980)

7554 Citations

Reflections on Language

Noam Chomsky.
(1975)

6382 Citations

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