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List of famous people who majored in linguistics, including photos when available. This list of famous linguistics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in linguistics. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in linguistics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

Noam Chomsky and Paul Watson are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were linguistics majors?" and "Which famous people studied linguistics?"
Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Linguistics
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent ...more

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Age: 88

Birthplace: USA, East Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Linguist, Cognitive scientist, Historian, Logician, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme, The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality, Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause

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Paul Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Linguistics
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Paul Franklin Watson is a Canadian environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group focused on marine conservation. The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969. He was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Activist

Credits: Whale Wars, At the Edge of the World, Sharkwater, Behind the Mask

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James Gleick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Linguistics
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James Gleick is an American author, historian of science, and sometime Internet pioneer whose work has chronicled the cultural impact of modern technology. Recognized for illuminating complex subjects through the techniques of narrative nonfiction, he has been called “one of the great science ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Biographer, Author, Essayist, Science writer, + more

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Jeremy Aron-Dine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Linguistics
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Age: 28

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Software Engineer

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