Leonard Bloomfield

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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. His influential textbook Language presented a comprehensive description of American structural linguistics.


  • Language, 1933; rev. ed., Allen and Unwin, 1973, PDF; University Of Chicago Press, 1984.


  • Robert A. Jr. Hall, A life for language: A biographical memoir of Leonard Bloomfield, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1990.