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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 ordered by their level of prominence, 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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    Charles Pickering Bowditch Died at 79 (1842-1921)

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    Karl V. Teeter Died at 78 (1929-2007)

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    Died at 93 (1873-1966)

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    Jerzy Michal Bozyk age 74

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    Zvia Valdan age 69

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    Died at 71 (1919-1990)

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    Dezső Szabó Died at 66 (1879-1945)

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    Luís Lindley Cintra Died at 66 (1925-1991)

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    James Waite Dickson

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    Milojko Veselinovic Died at 63 (1850-1913)

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    Nestor Malecha Died at 92 (1887-1979)

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    Haruo Aoki

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    Nicholas Poppe Died at 94 (1897-1991)

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    Died at 73 (1925-1998)

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    George Bowen Died at 72 (1816-1888)

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    Ivan Mažuranić Died at 76 (1814-1890)

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    Joan Bybee age 70

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    Wilfrid Douglas Died at 87 (1917-2004)

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    Died at 44 (1749-1793)

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    Alexander Mackay Died at 76 (1833-1909)

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

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    Irene Heim

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    James Joachim Hurtak age 75

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    Sandra Roelofs age 47

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    Mihailo Stevanović Died at 88 (1903-1991)

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    Abraham Yahuda Died at 74 (1877-1951)

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    Kenneth Wexler

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    Sally McLendon

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    Joshua T. Katz

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    Angus McIntosh Died at 91 (1914-2005)

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    Chris Lonsdale age 57

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    Ivan Slaveykov Died at 48 (1853-1901)

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    Wolfgang Krause Died at 75 (1895-1970)

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    Kita Chkhenkeli Died at 68 (1895-1963)

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    Michael Samuels Died at 90 (1920-2010)

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    Amanda Brotchie

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    William J. Barry age 72

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    David Graddol age 62

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    John Fryer Died at 89 (1839-1928)

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    Güzin Dino Died at 103 (1910-2013)

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    Robert L. Oswalt

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