Joshua Fishman

1926 - 2015

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Joshua Fishman (Yiddish: שיקל פֿישמאַן — Shikl Fishman; July 18, 1926 – March 1, 2015) was an American linguist who specialized in the sociology of language, language planning, bilingual education, and language and ethnicity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joshua Fishman has received more than 136,869 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Joshua Fishman is the 65th most popular linguist (up from 79th in 2019), the 2,797th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,475th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Linguist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 140k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among linguists, Joshua Fishman ranks 65 out of 214Before him are Gabdulkhay Akhatov, Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, Matthias Castrén, Vilém Mathesius, Louis Duchesne, and Claude Piron. After him are Louis de Beaufront, Friedrich Christian Diez, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Boris Kolker, Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke, and Robert Morrison.

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Among people born in 1926, Joshua Fishman ranks 146Before him are Ed McBain, Jürgen Moltmann, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Raul Hilberg, Bhupen Hazarika, and Jambyn Batmönkh. After him are Don Rickles, Marie-Claire Alain, Morton Feldman, Peter Alexander, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, and Elias Hrawi. Among people deceased in 2015, Joshua Fishman ranks 117Before him are Kirk Kerkorian, Robert Manzon, E. L. Doctorow, Carl Djerassi, Wayne Dyer, and Aldo Ciccolini. After him are Magali Noël, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Ignacio Zoco, Jacob Bekenstein, Roger Hanin, and Klaus Roth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joshua Fishman ranks 2,797 out of 20,380Before him are Alan Perlis (1922), Al Martino (1927), Maxie Long (1878), Huey Lewis (1950), Estelle Getty (1923), and Derrick Rose (1988). After him are Melissa McBride (1965), Erroll Garner (1923), Evelyn Fox Keller (1936), Monica Potter (1971), Rex Tillerson (1952), and Chet Atkins (1924).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Joshua Fishman ranks 8Before him are William James Sidis (1898), Noah Webster (1758), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Joseph Greenberg (1915), and George Lakoff (1941). After him are William Labov (1927), Morris Swadesh (1909), Stephen Krashen (1941), George Kingsley Zipf (1902), William Stokoe (1919), and William Dwight Whitney (1827).