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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.

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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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    Abraham Yahuda Died at 74 (1877-1951)

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    Died at 75 (973-1048)

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    Alan Nussbaum

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    Aleksandr Strakhov age 66

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    Aleš Svoboda Died at 69 (1941-2010)

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    Alexander Mackay Died at 76 (1833-1909)

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    Alf Lombard Died at 94 (1902-1996)

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    Died at 77 (1877-1954)

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    Died at 60 (1441-1501)

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    Amanda Brotchie

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    André Kaminker Died at 73 (1888-1961)

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    Angus McIntosh Died at 91 (1914-2005)

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    Died at 76 (1917-1993)

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    Asrar Alam

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    Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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    Braj Kachru age 83

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    Carl Goldbeck Died at 70 (1830-1900)

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    Died at 78 (1930-2008)

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    Caryn Antonini

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    Chaim Nahum Died at 88 (1872-1960)

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    Charles J. Fillmore Died at 85 (1929-2014)

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    Charles Pickering Bowditch Died at 79 (1842-1921)

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    Chris Lonsdale age 56

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    Claudia S. Vigodskaya Died at 73 (1904-1977)

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    Conrad Brann age 89

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    David E. Johnson age 68

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    David Graddol age 61

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    David J. Peterson age 33

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    David Stuart age 49

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    Dezső Szabó Died at 66 (1879-1945)

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    Divakar Sharma Died at 76 (1933-2009)

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    Died at 52 (1936-1988)

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    Eduard Hermann Died at 81 (1869-1950)

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    Died at 55 (1884-1939)

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    Elizabeth Hill Died at 96 (1900-1996)

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    Ermanna Guarino Grimaldi

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    Died at 71 (1919-1990)

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

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    Flora Kaplan

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    George Bowen Died at 72 (1816-1888)

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    Died at 73 (1925-1998)

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