Joseph Greenberg

1915 - 2001

Joseph Greenberg

Joseph Harold Greenberg (May 28, 1915 – May 7, 2001) was an American linguist, known mainly for his work concerning linguistic typology and the genetic classification of languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Greenberg has received more than 131,357 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 37th most popular linguist.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among linguists, Joseph Greenberg ranks 37 out of 117Before him are Sibawayh, Gabdulkhay Akhatov, Friedrich August Wolf, Edgar de Wahl, Bedřich Hrozný, and Jost Gippert. After him are André Martinet, Ignác Goldziher, Hesychius of Alexandria, Michel Bréal, George Lakoff, and Vasily Radlov.

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Among people born in 1915, Joseph Greenberg ranks 58Before him are Alan Watts, Rudolf Kirchschläger, Terence Young, Mario Monicelli, Denis Thatcher, and Konstantin Simonov. After him are Branko Ćopić, Don Budge, Rashid Behbudov, Miroslav Filipović, László Csatáry, and Tadeusz Kantor. Among people deceased in 2001, Joseph Greenberg ranks 50Before him are Stanley Kramer, Donald J. Cram, David Graf, Edward Gierek, Francisco da Costa Gomes, and Vittorio Brambilla. After him are W. G. Sebald, Emilie Schindler, Giovanni Leone, Jaroslav Drobný, Joey Ramone, and Marvin Harris.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Greenberg ranks 1,616 out of 12,171Before him are Sequoyah (1770), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Eric Adams (1952), David O. Selznick (1902), Richard Sennett (1943), and David Caruso (1956). After him are Alan Alda (1936), Lee Miller (1907), Barnett Newman (1905), Donald Glover (1983), Don Budge (1915), and Owen Wilson (1968).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Joseph Greenberg ranks 4Before him are Noam Chomsky (1928), William James Sidis (1898), and Leonard Bloomfield (1887). After him are George Lakoff (1941), Noah Webster (1758), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Joshua Fishman (1926), William Labov (1927), George Kingsley Zipf (1902), Morris Swadesh (1909), and William Dwight Whitney (1827).