Noam Chomsky bibliography and filmography

This is a list of writings published by the American author Noam Chomsky.

Books and articles by Chomsky


  • (2006). The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature (with Michel Foucault). New York: The New Press, distributed by W.W. Norton.
  • (2015). What Kind of Creatures Are We?. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0231175968.


See a full bibliography on Chomsky's MIT homepage.

  • (1951). Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (Master's thesis). University of Pennsylvania.
  • (Sep 1953). "Systems of Syntactic Analysis" (PDF). The Journal of Symbolic Logic. 18 (3): 242–256. doi:10.2307/2267409. JSTOR 2267409. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-08.
  • (Jan 1955). "Logical Syntax and Semantics: Their Linguistic Relevance" (PDF). Language. 31 (1): 36–45. doi:10.2307/410891. JSTOR 410891. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-31.
  • (1955). Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory. (A typescript Chomsky wrote in preparation for his PhD thesis, including hand-written notes made in preparation for the 1975 book, is available as a 149 MiB, 919 page PDF.)
  • (Jun 1955). Transformational Analysis (Ph.D.). University of Pennsylvania.
  • ; Halle, Morris; Lukoff, Fred (11 October 1956). "On Accent and Juncture in English". In Halle, Morris; Lunt, Horace; McLean, Hugh; van Schooneveld, Cornelis (eds.). For Roman Jakobson. Essays on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. The Hague: Mouton. pp. 65–80.
  • (1956). "Three models for the description of language" (PDF). IRE Transactions on Information Theory (PGIT). 2 (3): 113–124. doi:10.1109/tit.1956.1056813. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-19.
  • (1957). Syntactic Structures. The Hague: Mouton. ISBN 3-11-017279-8.
  • ; George A. Miller (1957). Pattern Conception (Technical report). ASTIA. Document AD110076.
  • ; George A. Miller (1958). "Finite State Languages". Inform. And Control. 1 (2): 91–112. doi:10.1016/s0019-9958(58)90082-2.
  • (1959). "On Certain Formal Properties of Grammars". Information and Control. 2 (2): 137–167. doi:10.1016/s0019-9958(59)90362-6.
  • (1959). "A Note on Phrase Structure Grammars". Information and Control. 2 (4): 393–395. doi:10.1016/s0019-9958(59)80017-6.
  • (1961). "On the Notion ``Rule of Grammar". Proc. 12th Symp. Applied Math. Am. Math. Soc. pp. 6–24. Proceedings as E-Book
  • (1962). Context-Free Grammars and Pushdown Storage (Technical report). M.I.T. Research Laboratory of Electronics. 65.
  • (1962). "The Logical Basis for Linguistic Theory". Proc. 9th Int. Cong. Linguists Cambridge/MA.
  • ; George A. Miller (1963). "Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Natural Languages". In R.R. Bush and E. Galanter and R.D. Luce (ed.). Handbook of Mathematical Psychology. 2. Wiley. pp. 269–321.
  • ; Marcel-Paul Schützenberger (1963). P. Braffort and D. Hirschberg (ed.). The algebraic theory of context free languages (PDF). Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics. North Holland. pp. 118–161.
  • (1964). Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. The Hague: Mouton.
  • (1965). Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge: The MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-53007-4.
  • (1965). Cartesian Linguistics. New York: Harper and Row. (Reprint: (1986). Cartesian Linguistics. A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.)
  • (1966). Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar.
  • (1968) with Morris Halle. The Sound Pattern of English. New York: Harper & Row.
  • (1968). Language and Mind.
  • (1971). The Case Against B.F. Skinner. New York Review of Books, December 30, 1971.[1]
  • (1972). Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar.
  • (1975). The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory.
  • (1975). Reflections on Language. New York: Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-394-49956-5.
  • (1977). Essays on Form and Interpretation.
  • (1979). Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew.
  • (1980). Language and Learning: The Debate between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky (edited by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini). Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • (1980). Rules and Representations.
  • (1981). Lectures on Government and Binding. Holland: Foris Publications. Reprint. 7th Edition. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1993.
  • (1982). Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding.
  • (1982). Language and the Study of Mind.
  • (1982). Noam Chomsky on The Generative Enterprise, A discussion with Riny Huybregts and Henk van Riemsdijk.
  • (1984). Modular Approaches to the Study of the Mind.
  • (1986). Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use.
  • (1986). Barriers. Linguistic Inquiry Monograph Thirteen. Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press.
  • (1987). Language in a Psychological Setting. Tokyo: Sophia University.
  • (1988). Language and Problems of Knowledge: The Managua Lectures. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • (1988). Language and Politics. Montreal: Black Rose Books.
  • (1993). Language and Thought.
  • (1995). The Minimalist Program. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • (1998). On Language.
  • (2000). New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind. ISBN 0521658225.
  • (2000). The Architecture of Language (Mukherji, et al., eds.).
  • (2001). On Nature and Language (Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi, ed.).
  • (2004). The Generative Enterprise Revisited: Discussions with Riny Huybregts, Henk van Riemsdijk, Naoki Fukui, and Mihoko Zushi, with a new foreword by Noam Chomsky. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • (2009). Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country (edited by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Juan Uriagereka, and Pello Salaburu). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • (2012) with James McGilvray. The Science of Language. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-60240-3.


Some of the books and articles are available for viewing online.[2]

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  2. "Books". Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. Deep Concerns Znet article Archived 2008-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Media for ROX #56". Retrieved 2016-01-07.
  5. Webster, Stephen C. (October 28, 2012). "Noam Chomsky appears in MIT student's 'Gangnam Style' tribute". The Raw Story. Accessed August 3, 2017
  6. "MIT 'Chomsky Style' Best Gangnam Parody Yet? Noted Intellectual Steals The Wacky Show". The Huffington Post. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  7. "MIT Gangnam Style (MIT 강남스타일)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  8. Requiem for the American Dream, PF Pictures, Accessed August 3, 2017
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