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List of Famous Linguists

List of famous linguists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top linguists in the world? This includes the most prominent linguists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable linguists is in alphabetical order and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic linguists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned linguists.

Use every person on this list for yours, from Noam Chomsky to Larry Wall.

From reputable, prominent, and well known linguists to the lesser known linguists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the linguist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous linguists ever?" and "What are the names of famous linguists?" then you're in the right place. (160 items)

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    Felicitas D. Goodman Died at 91 (1914-2005)

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    Died at 54 (1761-1815)

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    Died at 77 (1932-2009)

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    Died at 73 (1935-2008)

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    Lyle Campbell age 73

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