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Charles F. Hockett

1916 - 2000

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Charles Francis Hockett (January 17, 1916 – November 3, 2000) was an American linguist who developed many influential ideas in American structuralist linguistics. He represents the post-Bloomfieldian phase of structuralism often referred to as "distributionalism" or "taxonomic structuralism". His academic career spanned over half a century at Cornell and Rice universities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles F. Hockett has received more than 148,408 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles F. Hockett is the 135th most popular linguist (down from 120th in 2019), the 6,690th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,593rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Linguist.

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Among linguists, Charles F. Hockett ranks 135 out of 161Before him are Alexander Veselovsky, Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Sylvain Lévi, Gerhard Rohlfs, and Vladimir Toporov. After him are Alice Kober, Dell Hymes, Brian Houghton Hodgson, Jane Ellen Harrison, Gideon Toury, and Friedrich von Adelung.

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Among people born in 1916, Charles F. Hockett ranks 210Before him are Eugene McCarthy, Ángel Suquía Goicoechea, Guglielmo Gabetto, Erich Mende, Olga Lepeshinskaya, and Bernard Binlin Dadié. After him are Corneliu Mănescu, Fiorenzo Angelini, Ondina Valla, Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem, Delio Rodríguez, and Damián Iguacén Borau. Among people deceased in 2000, Charles F. Hockett ranks 204Before him are Antti Hyvärinen, Henck Arron, Gerardo Romero, Yokozuna, Steve Allen, and Vicente Asensi. After him are Carlo Parola, Billy Barty, Göran Tunström, Corneliu Mănescu, Egon Jönsson, and Alan Hovhaness.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles F. Hockett ranks 6,690 out of 18,182Before him are Jason Lee (1970), Steve Jackson (1953), Charmian Carr (1942), Kim Manners (1951), Josiah Royce (1855), and Gary Locke (1950). After him are Jeffrey C. Alexander (1947), Adele Goldberg (1945), Regis Philbin (1931), William Wilson Morgan (1906), Neal Hefti (1922), and Walter Johnson (1887).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Charles F. Hockett ranks 15Before him are Joshua Fishman (1926), Stephen Krashen (1941), George Kingsley Zipf (1902), Morris Swadesh (1909), William Dwight Whitney (1827), and Robert Blust (1940). After him are Alice Kober (1906), Dell Hymes (1927), Daniel Everett (1951), and Lyle Campbell (1942).