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Bloomfield, Leonard Line breaks: Leon|ard Bloom|field
Pronunciation: /ˈbluːmfiːld/

Definition of Bloomfield, Leonard in English:

(1887–1949), American linguist, one of the founders of American structural linguistics.


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.
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