Leonard Bloomfield

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Noun1.Leonard Bloomfield - United States linguist who adopted a behavioristic approach to linguistics (1887-1949)
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Leonard Bloomfield expressed the finding of modern linguistics when he said: "Every utterance of a speech-form involves a minute semantic innovation." (1) In my own words, we are obliged to accept as true the following statement: No word ever has the same meaning twice.
On the basis of Rojo's study, "The Language Problem in the Philippines," she became consultant to the committee composed of Leonard Bloomfield, Edward Sapir, Frank Blakse, Henry Pratt Fairchild, Harold H.
The Queen also spoke to Leonard Bloomfield, 93, who served with H-force, a group of battleships and destroyers based at Gibraltar in 1940.
The very first issue of Language, the flagship publication of the LSA, contains a manifesto for the society (Bloomfield 1925) by one of its founding members, Leonard Bloomfield. Through his work on Algonquian languages in the 1920's and 1930's, Bloomfield established himself as one of the leading scholars on Native American languages of his day.
(3) That changed within a forty-year period as museum collectors such as Alanson Skinner and Samuel Barrett and scholars such as Felix Keesing, the linguist Leonard Bloomfield, Frances Densmore, and ethnobotanist Huron Smith visited the tribe.
These last two are presented on facing pages, as has been the tradition for Algonquian texts since Leonard Bloomfield. The texts are introduced by a detailed explanation by Wolvengrey, which set the context and explain the editorial practices.