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Ali G Interviews Noam Chomsky

The actor Sacha Baron Cohen interviews Noam Chomsky while in the character Ali G. Some potentially offensive content follows. However, the clip shows a light-hearted Chomsky and his thoughts on basic questions about language that students may also hold.

Why is studying language important? How many words does a normal human know? How does Chomsky feel about being bilingual or multilingual?

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