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Relive Office Hours with Professor Chomsky on his birthday, Dec 7!



Chomsky, UA laureate professor in linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, is one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world and the founder of modern linguistics. Chomsky is credited with revolutionizing the linguistics field by introducing the Chomsky hierarchy, generative grammar and the concept of a universal grammar, which underlies all human speech and is based in the innate structure of the mind and brain. An ardent free-speech advocate, Chomsky is famous for his political commentary and has published and lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics, democratic society, war, environmental destruction, and media criticism.

This event is co-organized by ASUA and the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Support comes from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

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Global Digital Direct Subsidiarity Democracy
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Global Digital Direct Subsidiarity Democracy

Gandalf the white.

Michael Simpson
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Michael Simpson

Transcript of Chomsky on "face news" at 43:46: “Under the Trump administration, the idea of “fake news” became a global phenomenon. And it’s very dangerous. If you look at people’s attitudes towards the media, the level of distrust is phenomenal: a very small part of the population trusts the media. Well, there are always reasons for skepticism — like you don’t just accept everything you read as gospel truth. But the fact of the matter is, if you want to get a fair picture of what’s happening in the world, the only way to do it is to read the… Read more »

A Puffin
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A Puffin

never die, king

Karen Grice
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Karen Grice

Wow Chomsky looks great with a beard. He would make a great Santa.

Hey There
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Hey There

Noam Chomsky, go on Chapo

Peter Knopfler
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Peter Knopfler

Not so happy pearl harbor day that ushered in atomic bomb changed world forever. Yes went from free thinking to risk management. Thank you Noam MR. CHOMSKY.

synthesis
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synthesis

Most stunning reveal: Linguistics legend claims not to know a second language very well.

Peter Knopfler
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Peter Knopfler

Santa Chomsky…looking good senior. Where is the hat??

AquilaZero
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AquilaZero

Santa: 6 Dec
Chomsky: 7 Dec
Looks: Similar

terminalgremlin
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terminalgremlin

This old crackpot malcontent would probably be more destructive than anyone if he ever had any power. Chomsky is as fake as anyone.

David Ball
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David Ball

Professor Chomsky is a peerless genius.

David Jackson
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David Jackson

Happy Birthday Noam Chomsky.

april68
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april68

fantastic… How wasn't it standing room only.. lol

Chat Noir
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Chat Noir

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Saeed AlQuraishi
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Saeed AlQuraishi

Watching from Saudi Arabia! Much respect to Dr. Naom !

Intellectual Self Defense
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Intellectual Self Defense

Time Stamps 🙂 1:45 What does it mean to think in another language?8:52 What side of Democratic Party versus Trump?19:22 Impact of American Culture on poor countries20:55 What advice for people pursuing academic careers?22:38 How does Universal Grammar relate to Epistemology39:00 Does extent of vocabulary increase capacity for understanding world around us? 42:18 Can you update propaganda model to accomodate Fake News?52:22 What is the fate of a minority language when majority is trying to suppress it? 55:30 Opinion on Global move to the right and nationalism1:05:26 How would you describe Linguistics Department at U of A?1:06:40 Innate ability and… Read more »

Ben Bolger
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Ben Bolger

What does his pin say?

Doug Tarnopol
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Doug Tarnopol

If you want to skip the niceties (and they're very nice!) go to 1:42. 🙂

James Michael Campbell
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James Michael Campbell

Je suis father time

Ace Hardy
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Ace Hardy

🎉🎂🎈

JAY 1981
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JAY 1981

Noam i hope your not right about Bernie not becoming President

Gioachino Rossini
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Gioachino Rossini

Long live Chomsky. He will be studied for centuries.

gm679
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gm679

aa raha hai mazaa