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  1. United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher. Noam was born on December 7th, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Carol Chomsky was a linguistics and linguist. Carol was given the name Carol Doris Schatz on July 1st, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She left this life on December 19th, 2008.


Aviva Chomsky is a historian, author, and activist. Aviva was born as the child of Noam Chomsky and Carol Chomsky on April 20th, 1957.


William Chomsky was a scholar of hebrew, hebrew language, and scholar ofhebrew. William was born on January 15th, 1896 in Kupil, Volhynian Governorate, Russian Empire. He passed away on July 19th, 1977.


Marvin J. Chomsky is a film director, television director, and film&television director. Marvin was born on May 23rd, 1929 in New York City, United States.


Judith Brown Chomsky is a human rights lawyer. Judith was born in 1942.


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