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Noam Chom­sky was born on De­cem­ber 7, 1928.

Born to mid­dle-class Ashke­nazi Jewish im­mi­grants in Philadel­phia, Chom­sky de­vel­oped an early in­ter­est in an­ar­chism from al­ter­na­tive book­stores in which place?

How old was he when he be­gan stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, tak­ing cour­ses in lin­guis­tics, math­e­mat­ics, and phi­los­o­phy?

From 1951 to 1955 he was ap­pointed to Har­vard Univer­sity'sSo­ci­ety of Fel­lows, where he de­vel­oped the the­ory of trans­for­ma­tional gram­mar. He was awarded a doc­tor­ate for it in which year?

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