Roman Jakobson

1896 - 1982

Roman Jakobson

Roman Osipovich Jakobson (Russian: Рома́н О́сипович Якобсо́н; October 11, 1896 – July 18, 1982) was a Russian-American linguist and literary theorist. A pioneer of structural linguistics, Jakobson was one of the most celebrated and influential linguists of the twentieth century. With Nikolai Trubetzkoy, he developed revolutionary new techniques for the analysis of linguistic sound systems, in effect founding the modern discipline of phonology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roman Jakobson has received more than 420,305 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular linguist.

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Among linguists, Roman Jakobson ranks 4 out of 117Before him are Noam Chomsky, Ferdinand de Saussure, and Max Müller. After him are William James Sidis, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Franz Bopp, Patanjali, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, August Schleicher, Kūkai, and Edward Sapir.

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Among people born in 1896, Roman Jakobson ranks 9Before him are Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Georgy Zhukov, André Breton, Imre Nagy, and Tristan Tzara. After him are Antonin Artaud, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Trygve Lie, Klement Gottwald, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Andrei Zhdanov. Among people deceased in 1982, Roman Jakobson ranks 9Before him are Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Carl Orff, and Henry Fonda. After him are Philip K. Dick, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Anna Freud, Arthur Rubinstein, Erving Goffman, and Vasily Chuikov.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Roman Jakobson ranks 77 out of 2,050Before him are Alexander Kerensky (1881), Peter II of Russia (1715), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), and Feodor I of Russia (1557). After him are Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Ivan III of Russia (1440), and Boris Spassky (1937).

Among LINGUISTS In Russia

Among linguists born in Russia, Roman Jakobson ranks 1After him are Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917), Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890), Gabdulkhay Akhatov (1927), Igor M. Diakonoff (1914), Alexander Veselovsky (1838), Yevgeny Polivanov (1891), Vladimir Toporov (1928), Vyacheslav Ivanov (1929), Ivan Kuratov (1839), and Sergei Starostin (1953).

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