Definition of Bloomfield, Leonard in English:

Bloomfield, Leonard

Line breaks: Leon|ard Bloom|field
Pronunciation: /ˈbluːmfiːld
 
/
( 1887–1949), American linguist, one of the founders of American structural linguistics.

Derivatives

Bloomfieldian

adjective
More example sentences
  • Especially during the heyday of Bloomfieldian structuralism, linguists were scathing of conceptual definitions of word classes.
  • His glosses are highly suspect, with a deliberate Bloomfieldian strangeness.
  • There is a way of understanding syntactic categories under which the Bloomfieldian mode makes perfect sense.

Definition of Bloomfield, Leonard in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhipnəˈpämpik
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up...