6. Why is Chomsky Such a Big Deal in Linguistics?
The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick
Greg Carlson [+]
University of Rochester
Noam Chomsky is one of the most well-known names in linguistics—in fact, he is possibly the world’s most famous linguist of all time. This chapter breaks down two of Chomsky’s biggest contributions to the field of linguistics: his theories of ‘transformational-generative grammar’ and ‘universal grammar’.