Leonard Bloomfield

1887 - 1949

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Leonard Bloomfield (April 1, 1887 – April 18, 1949) was an American linguist who led the development of structural linguistics in the United States during the 1930s and the 1940s. He is considered to be the father of American distributionalism. His influential textbook Language, published in 1933, presented a comprehensive description of American structural linguistics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Bloomfield has received more than 292,220 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Leonard Bloomfield is the 41st most popular linguist (down from 25th in 2019), the 1,813th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,185th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Linguist.

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Among linguists, Leonard Bloomfield ranks 41 out of 160Before him are Benjamin Lee Whorf, Joseph Greenberg, Edgar de Wahl, Gabdulkhay Akhatov, André Martinet, and Michel Bréal. After him are Vasily Radlov, Hesychius of Alexandria, Étienne Dolet, Abu al-Aswad al-Du'ali, Friedrich Christian Diez, and Charles Bally.

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Among people born in 1887, Leonard Bloomfield ranks 69Before him are Marcus Garvey, Avery Brundage, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Giovanni Gronchi, and Vasily Chapayev. After him are Jack Phillips, Violet Jessop, Joseph Bech, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Savielly Tartakower, and Tetsu Katayama. Among people deceased in 1949, Leonard Bloomfield ranks 39Before him are Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, José Clemente Orozco, Harry Stack Sullivan, Valentino Mazzola, Ulrich Salchow, and Nikola Zhekov. After him are Prince Harald of Denmark, Béla Balázs, Ellery Harding Clark, Aino Aalto, Yoshijirō Umezu, and Hans Pfitzner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leonard Bloomfield ranks 1,813 out of 15,968Before him are Nicholas Sparks (1965), DJ Khaled (1975), Jim Garrison (1921), Kanye West (1977), Christina Aguilera (1980), and Philip José Farmer (1918). After him are Allan Kaprow (1927), Andy Kaufman (1949), Robert Benton (1932), William F. Sharpe (1934), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), and Wolfgang Kapp (1858).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Leonard Bloomfield ranks 5Before him are Noam Chomsky (1928), William James Sidis (1898), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), and Joseph Greenberg (1915). After him are George Lakoff (1941), William Labov (1927), Noah Webster (1758), Joshua Fishman (1926), Morris Swadesh (1909), George Kingsley Zipf (1902), and Stephen Krashen (1941).