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Jakobson, Roman Syllabification: Ja·kob·son, Roman
Pronunciation: /ˈyäkəbsən/

Definition of Jakobson, Roman in English:

( 1896–1982), US linguist; born in Russia; full name Roman Osipovich Jakobson. He taught Slavic languages and literature and general linguistics at Harvard University from 1949 to 1967. His most influential work described universals in phonology.

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