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List of famous female linguists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female linguists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being linguists. There are thousand of females working as linguists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic linguists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a linguist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Joan Bybee to Irene Heim and more.

While this isn't a list of all female linguists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female linguists?" and "Who are the best female linguists?"

Mary Rosamund Haas was an American linguist who specialized in North American Indian languages, Thai, and historical linguistics. ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1910-1996)

Birthplace: Richmond, Wayne Township, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Linguist, Anthropologist

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Professor Kate Burridge, BA, PhD, FAHA, is a prominent Australian linguist specialising in the Germanic languages. Burridge currently occupies the Chair of Linguistics in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. Burridge's work has mainly focused on Pennsylvania ...more

Profession: Linguist, Professor, Author, Radio personality

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Yuliya Aleksandrovna Levina is a Russian rower who competed for Russia in four Summer Olympics. In 2000 she was a crew member of the Russia boat which won the bronze medal in the quadruple sculls event. ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Profession: Linguist, Rower

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Ofelia Zepeda is a Tohono O'odham poet and intellectual. ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Stanfield, Arizona, United States of America

Profession: Linguist, Writer, Cultural Preservationist

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