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List of famous male linguists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male linguists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being linguists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a linguist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male linguists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male linguists?" and "Who are the best male linguists?"
Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Linguists
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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

Age: 88

Birthplace: East Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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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Al-Biruni is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Linguists
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Abū al-Rayhān Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Bīrūnī, known as Al-Biruni in English, was a Persian Muslim scholar and polymath from the Khwarezm region. Al-Biruni is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era and was well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and natural ...more

Age: Died at 75 (973-1048)

Birthplace: Khwarezm

Profession: Linguist, Mathematician, Anthropologist, Scholar, Physicist, + more

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Larry Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Linguists
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Larry Wall is a computer programmer and author, most widely known as the creator of the Perl programming language. ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Linguist, Computer scientist, Author

Also Ranked

#16 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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Leone Battista Alberti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Linguists
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Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Although he is often characterized as an "architect" exclusively, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1404-1472)

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Profession: Priest, Linguist, Painter, Poet, Architect, + more

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