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Idiom of the Day
look up (something) or look (something) up
to search for something in a dictionary or other book
I will look up my friend's name in the telephone book.
I looked up the word in the dictionary.
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Philosopher, cognitive scientist and political observer Noam Chomsky has been called the father of modern linguistics, and his revolutionary work has had an impact on everything from artificial intelligence to music theory. Born in Philadelphia in 1928, Chomsky enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania in 1945, at the age of 16. There, he achieved his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in linguistics, leaving in 1955 to take up a post teaching philosophy and linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he presently holds the position of professor emeritus. A revered cultural icon, Chomsky is still politically active, especially when it comes to issues of American foreign policy, state capitalism and mass media news. He has written in excess of 100 books and was named the world s top public intellectual in a poll conducted in 2005.