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Dell Hymes

1927 - 2009

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Dell Hathaway Hymes (June 7, 1927, in Portland, Oregon – November 13, 2009, in Charlottesville, Virginia) was a linguist, sociolinguist, anthropologist, and folklorist who established disciplinary foundations for the comparative, ethnographic study of language use. His research focused upon the languages of the Pacific Northwest. He was one of the first to call the fourth subfield of anthropology "linguistic anthropology" instead of "anthropological linguistics". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dell Hymes has received more than 332,876 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Dell Hymes is the 137th most popular linguist, the 6,762nd most popular biography from United States and the 17th most popular American Linguist.

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Among linguists, Dell Hymes ranks 137 out of 161Before him are Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Sylvain Lévi, Gerhard Rohlfs, Vladimir Toporov, Charles F. Hockett, and Alice Kober. After him are Brian Houghton Hodgson, Jane Ellen Harrison, Gideon Toury, Friedrich von Adelung, James Legge, and Göran Malmqvist.

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Among people born in 1927, Dell Hymes ranks 306Before him are David Padilla, Oskar Pastior, Patrick O'Neal, Adolfo Suárez Rivera, Edmund Szoka, and Jacques Dupin. After him are Prince Charles of Luxembourg, Walter Zeman, Birgit Brüel, Johan Ferner, Micheline Bernardini, and Boris Shilkov. Among people deceased in 2009, Dell Hymes ranks 243Before him are Léon Glovacki, Lukas Foss, Hirotugu Akaike, Kim Manners, Irving Kristol, and Luciano Emmer. After him are Ali Akbar Khan, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, Arturo Gatti, Harve Presnell, Sergei Magnitsky, and Türkan Saylan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dell Hymes ranks 6,762 out of 18,182Before him are Tony Carey (1953), Ken Carpenter (1913), Celia Weston (1951), George O'Brien (1899), Alan Tudyk (1971), and Ellsworth Huntington (1876). After him are Tom McCarthy (1966), Dennis Russell Davies (1944), Michael Brandon (1945), Skip James (1902), George Underwood (1884), and Rex Cawley (1940).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Dell Hymes ranks 17Before him are George Kingsley Zipf (1902), Morris Swadesh (1909), William Dwight Whitney (1827), Robert Blust (1940), Charles F. Hockett (1916), and Alice Kober (1906). After him are Daniel Everett (1951) and Lyle Campbell (1942).