50 years of Linguistics at MIT, Lecture 4

Noam Chomsky speaks about the history of linguistics in the 20th century and the role played by the MIT Linguistics department. from “50 Years of Linguistics at MIT: a Scientific Reunion” (December 9-11, 2011) ling50.mit.edu Video courtesy of Video Visuals
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22 Responses to 50 years of Linguistics at MIT, Lecture 4

  1. laurasIs2c says:

    Does anyone know if Mr. Chomsky and his partner have seen the recent “TEDtalk”, “Birth of a Word”, where a doctorate student and his co-workers did an amazing video, audio of 8hours/day for more than 2years and use computer graphics analyses of the birth of his son’s achievements? Mr. Chomsky always amazes me with his thinking about what is expected and the vastness of what he claims is really not known.

  2. fastballonly says:

    Thanks for your reply. I just bought a new computer with better speakers and I can hear this well enough.

  3. laurasIs2c says:

    For all the awareness of linguistics weather in person or on audio, Mr. Chomsky, has always spoken extremely softly. Adding an audio cable and your own volume is the only option around this difficulty.

  4. creationcenterTV says:

    Does he really need a name tag?

  5. DOMEWRECKERmusic says:

    lol chomsky put the camera guy to sleep

  6. LeonardMichaelis says:

    I love this man. On the other hand I would like to allow myself a funny statement: does he really have only this one sweater? We see him wearing it all the time. It must be his favorite. :-)

  7. zatochi2020 says:

    wow, I like it

  8. DamiaanVDW says:

    Oh wow, can’t believe I’ve only just found this!!! Thank you loads for uploading.

  9. adamburton001 says:

    Mind blown at 1:39:25

  10. ehmfrancisco says:

    Noam Chomsky. No name tag needed. A brilliant man.

  11. fastballonly says:

    Please do something about the volume!!! I am begging you.

  12. rabbifilms says:

    15:02 - Cameraman Sleeps.

  13. textoastdog says:

    Then get a real amplifier, speakers, and hook your shit up to a plasma. Are you living in the stone age or just at your mom’s house?

  14. brianfeldman says:

    To increase the volume on Windows 7: * Click the Windows Volume Mixer on the taskbar/tray * Click what you’re listening from under Device * Click Enhancements tab * Click Loudness Equalization checkbox * Click Apply button

  15. Hansrudolf Suter says:

    glad you wrote this, so it’s not my ears

  16. mirabileamavi says:

    chomchom need to come back to linguistics!

  17. silent0watcher says:

    @christopheclugston Lol, yeah, I can just see that! And maybe Steve could give his shoes a good shine too! :)

  18. Christophe Clugston says:

    Never utter the name of that dilletante wiht the linguistic mind of the 20th century. Let kaufman offer to park the car

  19. silent0watcher says:

    @christopheclugston Actually I was kind of kidding :) I have a lot of respect for Dr Chomsky

  20. Christophe Clugston says:

    You have just insulted Dr. Chomsky beyond respite.

  21. silent0watcher says:

    @christopheclugston Chom kinda looks like Steve Kaufman with long hair, dontcha think? :)

  22. Christophe Clugston says:

    Then you haven’t been in the field of linguistics long. And he is not a dissident, the term that is more accurate is a writer of critical discourse on USA policy

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