linguist

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United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928) A. Noam Chomsky , Chomsky , Noam Chomsky
United States linguist who adopted a behavioristic approach to linguistics (1887-1949) Bloomfield , Leonard Bloomfield
Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913) de Saussure , Ferdinand de Saussure , Saussure
anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939) Edward Sapir , Sapir
English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960) Firth , J. R. Firth , John Rupert Firth
linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax grammarian , syntactician
United States linguist who studied the historical relations among 5,000 languages (1916-2001) Greenberg , Joseph Greenberg
linguist specializing in the Hebrew language Hebraist
United States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982) Jakobson , Roman Jakobson , Roman Osipovich Jakobson
Danish linguist (1860-1943) Jens Otto Harry Jespersen , Jespersen , Otto Jespersen
person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language psycholinguist
linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication sociolinguist
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