Noam Chomsky

Hopes and prospects

Noam Chomsky

Talk: Hopes and prospects

Professor Noam Chomsky answers questions from Googlers. Among these are: "Your early view of the potential abuse of the Internet as a political medium seemed to convey a wait and see attitude. How has your view evolved and where do you think the balance of power is headed?" "In "Hopes and Prospects" you mention your colleague Kenneth Hale and his work with Native Americans. In your opinion, how important is the problem of language extinction? That is, how important is it - for humanity to preserve the current level of linguistic diversity?"

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor & professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) was born in 12/7/28. He received his Ph.D in linguistics from UPenn in 1955. Syntactic Structures, one of the most important works in linguistics in the 20th century, appeared in 1957. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. [398 characters]