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John Lyons

1932 - 2020

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Sir John Lyons FBA (23 May 1932 – 12 March 2020) was a British linguist, working on semantics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lyons has received more than 16,513 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Lyons is the 147th most popular linguist, the 3,597th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 10th most popular British Linguist.

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  • 17k

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  • 46.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among linguists, John Lyons ranks 147 out of 161Before him are Dell Hymes, Brian Houghton Hodgson, Jane Ellen Harrison, Gideon Toury, Friedrich von Adelung, and James Legge. After him are Göran Malmqvist, Kazimieras Būga, Martí de Riquer i Morera, Germà Colón, Hermann Hirt, and John Eliot.

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Among people born in 1932, John Lyons ranks 317Before him are Josef Musil, Lyudvig Chibirov, Joe Engle, Ben Bova, Neil Bartlett, and Pik Botha. After him are Clifton Williams, Stéphane Bruey, Leonid Spirin, Louis Rwagasore, Sígfrid Gràcia, and Els Borst. Among people deceased in 2020, John Lyons ranks 422Before him are Gianfranco Terenzi, Michael Chapman, Irina Kirichenko, Mohammad Mirmohammadi, Earl Cameron, and George Floyd. After him are Renato Corti, Richard Corben, Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, Agnes Simon, Lucien Sève, and Jaroslav Pollák.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lyons ranks 3,597 out of 7,765Before him are James Legge (1815), Ælfric of Eynsham (955), Richard Pococke (1704), Jake Weber (1963), Martin Gilbert (1936), and Adrian Rawlins (1958). After him are Cædmon (657), Jonathan Coe (1961), Ray Lankester (1847), George Coulouris (1903), Reginald Owen (1887), and William Townsend Aiton (1766).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, John Lyons ranks 10Before him are John Chadwick (1920), Daniel Jones (1881), John Florio (1553), Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), and James Legge (1815). After him are John Eliot (1604), Henry Liddell (1811), John Rupert Firth (1890), Alexander Melville Bell (1819), Henry Sweet (1845), and Henry Watson Fowler (1858).