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Oct 21 2010
1 Chomsky, Noam (USA, 1928—), syntax, universal grammar 10049
2 Tolkien, John Ronal Reuel (UK, 1892–1973), Old English language, constructed languages, Sindarin, Quenya 9357
3 Boas, Franz (USA, 1858–1942), indigenous languages of the Americas 1937
4 de Saussure, Ferdinand (Switzerland/France, 1857–1913), semantics, Indo-European studies, structural linguistics 1772
5 Burgess, Anthony (UK, 1917–1993), English, phonetics 1578
6 Pinker, Steven (Canada/USA, 1954—), language acquisition, syntax, semantics 1260
7 Searle, John Rogers (USA, 1932—), philosophy of language, pragmatics 1012
8 Sequoyah (USA, 1767–1843), Cherokee language 748
9 Lakoff, George P. (USA, 1941—), cognitive linguistics, transformational grammar, generative semantics, syntax 712
10 Halliday, Michael Alexander Kirkwood (UK/Australia, 1925—), systemic functional grammar, ecolinguistics, applied linguistics 629
11 Austin, John Langshaw (UK, 1911–1960), philosophy of language, speech act 614
12 Jakobson, Roman Osipovich (Russia/Czech Republic/USA, 1896–1982), structuralism, phonology 545
13 Hayakawa, Samuel Ichiye (Canada/USA, 1906–1992), semantics 485
14 Korzybski, Alfred Habdank Skarbek (Poland/USA, 1879–1950), general semantics 483
15 Carnap, Rudolf (Germany, 1891–1970), syntax, constructed languages 476
16 Kroeber, Alfred Louis (USA, 1876–1960), Native American languages 451
17 Zamenhof, Ludwik Łazarz (Poland, 1859–1917), Esperanto 425
18 von Humboldt, Wilhelm (Germany, 1787–1835), Basque language 422
19 Grice, (Herbert) Paul (UK/USA, 1913–1988), pragmatics 417
20 Sapir, Edward (Germany/USA, 1884–1939), Native American languages, constructed languages, semantics 397
21 Krashen, Stephen (USA, 1941—), second language acquisition 377
22 Jones, Sir William (UK, 1746–1794), Indo-European studies, Sanskrit, comparative linguistics 325
23 Crystal, David (UK, 1941—), English language, language death, applied linguistics 321
24 Tannen, Deborah Frances (USA, 1945—), discourse analysis 312
25 Fodor, Jerry Alan (USA, 1935—), psycholinguistics, language of thought 305
26 Bloomfield, Leonard (USA , 1887–1949), structural linguistics 302
27 Labov, William (USA, 1927—), sociolinguistics, phonology, English language 297
28 Hymes, Dell Hathaway (USA, 1927—), sociolinguistics, Kathlamet language 283
29 Sankrityayan, Rahul (India, 1893–1963), Tibetan language, Hindi language 260
30 Greenberg, Joseph Harold (USA, 1915–2001), typology, language universals, languages of Africa 218
31 Murray, James (UK, 1837–1915), lexicography, English language, etymology 194
32 Gleason, Jean Berko (USA), psycholinguistics, language acquisition 190
33 Hockett, Charles Francis (USA, 1916–2000), phonology, morphology 186
34 McWhorter, John Hamilton (USA, 1965—), creole languages, Saramaccan language 185
35 Lakoff, Robin Tolmach (USA, 1942—), sociolinguistics 177
36 Ladefoged, Peter Nielsen (UK/USA, 1925–2006), phonetics, endangered languages 168
37 Dal, Vladimir (Russia, 1801–1872), lexicography, Russian language 165
38 Jespersen, Otto (Denmark, 1860–1943), English language, phonetics, constructed languages 160
39 Grinder, John Thomas (USA, 1940—), neurolinguistics 146
40 Schleicher, August (Germany, 1821–1868), Indo-European studies, language development, historical linguistics 145
41 Ventris, Michael George Francis (UK, 1922–1956), Linear B, Archaic Greek 141
42 Jones, Daniel (UK, 1881–1967), phonetics 136
43 Jackendoff, Ray (USA, 1945—), syntax, lexical semantics 132
44 Berlitz, Charles Frambach (USA, 1914–2003), language acquisition 130
45 Stokoe, William (USA, 1919–2000), American Sign Language,cherology. 124
46 Dani, Ahmad Hasan (Pakistan, 1920–2009), South Asian languages 119
47 Sibawayh (Iran, ca. 760–796), Arabic language 119
48 Trudgill, Peter (UK, 1943—), sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology 117
49 Pimsleur, Paul (USA), language acquisition, French language, phonetics 116
50 Maddieson, Ian (USA), phonetics 109
51 Chadwick, John (UK, 1920–1998), Linear B 109
52 Wells, John Christopher (UK, 1939—), phonetics, Esperanto, 108
53 Halle, Morris (Latvia/USA, 1923—), phonology, morphology 107
54 Kasravi, Ahmad (Iran, 1890–1946), ancient languages, Iranian languages 106
55 Motoori Norinaga (Japan, 1730–1801), Japanese language 104
56 Everett, Daniel Leonard (USA, 1951—), languages of Brazil, Pirahã language 104
57 Harris, Zellig Sabbetai (Ukraine/USA, 1909–1992), structural linguistics, discourse analysis, Semitic languages 103
58 Swadesh, Morris (USA, 1909–1967), typology, historical linguistics, Native American languages, lexicostatistics 101
59 Trubetzkoy, Nikolai Sergeyevich (Russia/Austria, 1890–1938), structural linguistics, morphology, phonology 101
60 Voloshinov, Valentin Nikolaevich (Russia, 1895–1936), semantics 98
61 Pike, Kenneth Lee (USA, 1912–2000), English language, constructed languages, tagmemics 98
62 Okrand, Marc (USA), Klingon language, Native American language, constructed languages 98
63 Sacks, Harvey (USA, 1935–1975), conversation analysis 98
64 Hjelmslev, Louis (Denmark, 1899–1965), comparative linguistics, semantics 95
65 Rock, Joseph Francis Charles (Austria/USA/PR China, 1984–1962), Naxi language, lexicography 93
66 Campbell, Lyle (USA), Native American languages 90
67 Widdowson, Henry G. (UK), English language, discourse analysis 89
68 Sweet, Henry (UK, 1845–1912), Germanic languages, phonetics 89
69 Gumperz, John Joseph (USA, 1922—), sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology 86
70 Napoli, Donna Jo (USA), 1948—), syntax, phonetics, phonology, Japanese language 86
71 Starostin, Sergei Anatolyevich (Russia, 1953–2005), comparative linguistics, historical linguistics, Nostratics, Proto-World 83
72 Dehkhoda, Ali-Akbar (Iran, 1879–1959), lexicography, Persian language 81
73 Montague, Richard Merett (USA, 1930–1971), semantics, philosophy of language 81
74 Bopp, Franz (Germany, 1791–1867), Indo-European languages, comparative linguistics 78
75 Weinreich, Max (Latvia/USA, 1893–1969), Yiddish language 78
76 Comrie, Bernard (UK, 1947—), typology 78
77 Fillmore, Charles J. (USA, 1929—), syntax, lexical semantics, cognitive linguistics, lexicography 76
78 Dixon, Robert Malcolm Ward (Australia, 1939—), syntax, typology, Australian languages, Amazonian languages 74
79 Gode, Alexander (Germany/USA, 1906–1970), constructed languages, Germanic languages 73
80 Nunberg, Geoffrey (USA), lexical semantics, English language 73
81 Levinson, Stephen C. (UK/Netherlands), pragmatics 73
82 Liberman, Mark (USA), phonetics, prosody 72
83 Rask, Rasmus Christian (Denmark, 1787–1832), lexicography, comparative linguistics, Indo-European language 72
84 Everson, Michael (USA/Ireland, 1963—), writing systems, historical linguistics 71
85 Ross, Malcolm David (Australia, 1942—), Austronesian languages, Papuan languages, historical linguistics, language contact 71
86 Aoun, Joseph (Lebanon/USA), oriental languages, syntax 71
87 Bickerton, Derek (USA, 1926—), creole languages, origin of language 71
88 Ruhlen, Merritt (USA), typology, historical linguistics 69
89 Vasmer, Max (Russia/Germany, 1886–1962), etymology, historical linguistics, Russian language 68
90 Miller, Roy Andrew (USA, 1924—), Tibetan language 66
91 Knorozov, Yuri Valentinovich (Russia, 1922–1999), Maya hieroglyphics, writing systems 66
92 Barker, (Philip) Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman (USA, 1930—), Urdu language, Indian languages 66
93 Ivanov, Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich (Russia, 1929—), Indo-European studies 66
94 Abdul Haq, Maulvi (India, 1870–1961), Urdu language 65
95 Valli, Clayton (USA, —2003), American Sign Language, 64
96 Pei, Mario Andrew (Italy/USA, 1901–1978), Italian language, Indo-European languages 63
97 Berlitz, Maximilian Delphinius (USA, 1852–1921), language acquisition 63
98 Haugen, Einar Ingvald (USA, 1906–1994), sociolinguistics, Old Norse 62
99 Lepsius, Karl Richard (Germany, 1810–1884), Egyptian language, Nubian languages, phonology 60
100 Bright, William (USA, 1928–2006), Native American languages, South Asian languages 59
101 Edwards, Jonathan, Jr. (USA, 1745–1801), North American languages, historical linguistics, Mohegan language 58
102 Brugmann, Karl (Germany, 1849–1919), Indo-European languages, Sanskrit, comparative linguistics 57
103 Barlow, Robert Hayward (USA, 1918–1951), Nahuatl language 57
104 Pawley, Andrew Kenneth (Australia/New Zealand, 1941), Austronesian languages, Papuan languages, lexicography, phraseology 55
105 Grierson, George Abraham (Ireland, 1851–1941), languages of India 55
106 Weinreich, Uriel (Poland/USA, 1926–1967), sociolinguistics, dialectology, semantics, Yiddish language 54
107 Reinhart, Tanya (Israel, 1943–2007), syntax 53
108 Chatterji, Suniti Kumar (India, 1890–1977), Bengali language 53
109 Hale, Kenneth Locke (USA, 1934–2001), syntax, phonology 52
110 Quirk, Charles Randolph (UK/Germany, 1920—), English language 52
111 Thompson, John Eric Sidney (UK, 1898–1975), Maya languages, Maya hieroglyphics 51
112 Liberman, Anatoly (Russia/USA), etymology, Germanic languages 50
113 Wilson, Robert Dick (USA, 1856–1930), comparative linguistics, Hebrew language, Syriac language 50
114 Vovin, Alexander (Russia/USA), Japanese language, languages of Siberia, Korean language, Ainu language, Central Asian languages 49
115 Leech, Geoffrey (UK) applied linguistics, English language 48
116 Piron, Claude (Switzerland, 1931–2008), Esperanto, psycholinguistics 48
117 Lado, Robert (USA, 1915–1995), applied linguistics, contrastive analysis 48

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