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List of linguists

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A linguist in the academic sense is a person who studies natural language (an academic discipline known as linguistics). Ambiguously, the word is sometimes also used to refer to a polyglot (one who knows several languages), or a grammarian (a scholar of grammar), but these two uses of the word are distinct (and one does not have to be a polyglot in order to be an academic linguist). The following is a list of linguists in the academic sense.

Contents

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  • Abbott, Barbara (United States), pragmatics, semantics
  • Abel, Carl (Germany), comparative lexicography
  • Abdul Haq, Maulvi (India, 1870–1961), Urdu language
  • Abramson, Arthur S. (United States), phonetics
  • Adams, Douglas Q. (United States), English language, comparative linguistics, Tocharian languages
  • Adler, George J. (Germany/United States, 1821–1868), lexicography, German language, English language
  • Aijmer, Karin (Sweden), pragmatics, semantics
  • Aikhenvald, Alexandra Yurievna (Russia, 1957–), syntax, typology, Amazonian languages, Papuan languages, Hebrew language, Russian language
  • Aitken, Adam Jack (UK, 1921–1998), lexicography
  • Ajduković, Jovan (Serbia, 1968–), Slavic languages, sociolinguistics, contact linguistics, Russian language, Serbian language
  • Albright, William Foxwell (United States, 1891–1971), Semitic languages
  • Allan, Keith (Australia), semantics
  • Alleyne, Mervyn Coleridge (Trinidad & Tobago/Jamaica, 1933–), creole languages
  • Amerias (Greece), Ancient Macedonian language, lexicography
  • Anatoly Moskvin (Russia), academic and linguist, arrested in 2011 after the bodies of 26 mummified young women were discovered in his home.
  • Anderson, Gregory D.S. (United States), Munda languages
  • Aoun, Joseph (Lebanon/United States), oriental languages, syntax
  • Arisaka Hideyo (Japan, 1908–1952), Japanese language
  • Aristar, Anthony (South Africa/United States, 1948–), linguistic infrastructure
  • Aronoff, Mark (Canada, 1949–), morphology
  • Ascoli, Graziadio Isaia (Italy, 1829–1907), substrata, ladin language
  • Austin, John Langshaw (UK, 1911–1960), philosophy of language, speech act
  • Azad, Humayun (Bangladesh, 1947–2004), Bengali language
  • B

  • Babiniotis, Georgios (Greece, 1939–), Greek language
  • Bach, Emmon (United States, 1929–2014), syntax, phonology, Haisla language
  • Baker, Mark (United States), Mohawk language, generative grammar
  • Bally, Charles (Switzerland, 1865–1947), French language, phraseology
  • Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen (United States, 1954–), second language acquisition, tense and aspect, pragmatics
  • Bar-Hillel, Yehoshua (Israel, 1915–1975), machine translation, categorial grammar
  • Barker, (Philip) Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman (United States, 1930–2012), Urdu language, Indian languages
  • Barlow, Robert Hayward (United States, 1918–1951), Nahuatl language
  • Barnhart, David K. (United States, 1941–), lexicography, English language
  • Barnhart, Robert (United States, 1933–2007), lexicography, English language
  • Barsky, Robert (United States), discourse analysis
  • Barthes, Roland
  • Bartlett, John Russell (United States, 1805–1886),
  • Baudouin de Courtenay, Jan Niecisław (Poland, 1845–1929), phonology, Polish language
  • Beckman, Mary E. (United States), phonetics, phonology
  • Beckwith, Christopher (United States, 1945–), Asian languages, Tibetan language
  • Beddor, Patrice (United States), Phonetics, speech perception
  • Beeken, Jeannine (Belgium, 1961–), lexicography, syntax, Dutch language
  • Bello, Andrés (Venezuela), Spanish language, philology
  • Bellugi, Ursula (United States), sign language, neurolinguistics
  • Ben-Yehuda, Eliezer (Israel), lexicography, Revival of the Hebrew language
  • Bender, M. Lionel (United States), African languages
  • Benedict, Paul K. (United States), Sino-Tibetan languages, Tai–Kadai languages, historical linguistics
  • Benveniste, Émile (France, 1902–1976)
  • Berlitz, Charles Frambach (United States, 1914–2003), language acquisition
  • Berlitz, Maximilian Delphinius (United States, 1852–1921), language acquisition
  • Bhartrihari (India, 450–510), Sanskrit
  • Bickel, Balthasar (Switzerland, 1965–), language typology, Kiranti languages
  • Bickerton, Derek (United States, 1926–), creole languages, origin of language
  • Bleek, Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel (Germany, 1827–1875), languages of Africa
  • Bloch, Bernard (United States, 1907–1965), Japanese language
  • Bloch, Jules (France, 1880–1953), languages of India
  • Bloomfield, Leonard (United States, 1887–1949), structural linguistics
  • Blust, Robert (United States), Austronesian languages
  • Boas, Franz (United States, 1858–1942), indigenous languages of the Americas
  • Boersma, Paul (Netherlands, 1959–), phonetics
  • Bolinger, Dwight Le Merton (United States, 1907–1992), semantics, Spanish language
  • Bomhard, Allan R. (United States, 1943–), Nostratic languages, historical linguistics
  • Bopp, Franz (Germany, 1791–1867), Indo-European languages, comparative linguistics
  • Boyd, Julian Charles (United States, 1931–2005), English language
  • Bowerman, Melissa psycholinguistics, language acquisition
  • Bresnan, Joan (United States, 1945–), syntax
  • Bright, William (United States, 1928–2006), Native American languages, South Asian languages
  • Brinton, Laurel J. (Canada), grammaticalization, discourse markers
  • Brody, Michael (Hungary, 1954–), syntax
  • Browman, Catherine (United States, 1945–2008), phonetics, phonology
  • Brugmann, Karl (Germany, 1849–1919), Indo-European languages, Sanskrit, comparative linguistics
  • Bucholtz, Mary (United States), sociolinguistics
  • Burgess, Anthony (UK, 1917–1993), English language, phonetics
  • Burling, Robbins (United States, 1926–), languages of India
  • Burridge, Kate (Australia), Germanic languages
  • Butt, Miriam (Germany, 1966–), syntax, South Asian languages
  • Butzkamm, Wolfgang (Germany, 1938–), applied linguistics, English language
  • C

  • Campbell, Lyle (United States), Native American languages
  • Canger, Una (Denmark, 1938–), Mesoamerican languages
  • Capell, Arthur (Australia, 1902–1986), Australian languages, Austronesian languages, Papuan languages
  • Cardona, George (United States, Indo-European studies
  • Carnap, Rudolf (Germany, 1891–1970), syntax, constructed languages
  • Carnie, Andrew (Canada, 1969–), syntax
  • Caro Baroja, Julio (1914–1995)
  • Caro, Miguel A. (Colombia, 1843–1909), Spanish language, Colombian Spanish
  • Carpenter, William Henry (United States, 1853–1936), Icelandic language
  • Chadwick, John (UK, 1920–1998), Linear B
  • Chafik, Mohamed (Morocco, 1926–), writer and specialist in the Berber or Amazigh languages, dialects, and literature
  • Chafe, Wallace (United States, 1927–), cognitive linguistics, semantics
  • Chao Yuen Ren (PR China, 1892–1982), Chinese language
  • Chakrabarti, Byomkes (India, 1923–1981), Santali language, Bengali language, comparative linguistics
  • Champollion, Jean-François (France, 1790–1832), Egyptian hieroglyphs
  • Chambers, Jack (Canada, 1938–), sociolinguistics
  • Chatterji, Suniti Kumar (India, 1890–1977), Bengali language
  • Choijinzhab (PR China, 1931–), Mongolian language
  • Chomsky, Noam (United States, 1928–), syntax, universal grammar
  • Choueiri, Lina (Lebanon), syntax, Lebanese Arabic
  • Chyet, Michael L. (United States, 1957–), Kurdish language
  • Clark, Eve V. (UK/United States), psycholinguistics, language acquisition
  • Clyne, Michael George (Australia), Germanic languages
  • Cohen, Paul S. (United States), 1942–), phonology, etymology
  • Cohen, Maurice Abraham (Australia), 1851–1923), Urdu
  • Collitz, Hermann (Germany/United States, 1855–1935), historical linguistics
  • Comrie, Bernard (UK, 1947–), typology
  • Cook, Guy (UK, 1951–), applied linguistics
  • Cook, Vivian (UK, 1940–), applied linguistics
  • Corder, Stephen Pit (UK, 1918–1990), applied linguistics
  • Coşeriu, Eugen (Romania/Germany, 1921–2002), Romance languages
  • Cowgill, Warren (United States, 1929–1985), Indo-European studies
  • Cowper, Elizabeth (Canada), syntax
  • Creissels, Denis (France), syntax, phonology, Niger–Congo languages, Nakh-Daghestanian languages
  • Croft, William (United States, 1956–), syntax, cognitive linguistics
  • Crystal, David (UK, 1941–), English language, language death, applied linguistics
  • Cuervo, Rufino Jose (Colombia, 1844–1911), Spanish language, Colombian Spanish
  • Culicover, Peter W. (United States), syntax, language change
  • Culioli, Antoine (France, 1924–), general linguistics
  • Gülzura Cumakunova (Kyrgyzstan, 1954–), Turkic languages
  • Curme, George Oliver, Sr. (United States, 1860–1948), German language, English language
  • Curzan, Anne (United States), English language, Descriptivism, Prescriptivism, lexicography
  • D

  • Dal, Vladimir (Russia, 1801–1872), lexicography, Russian language
  • Dahl, Östen (Sweden, 1945–), tense and aspect in linguistic typology
  • Das, Khudiram (India, 1916-2002), Bengali and Santali language
  • Dani, Ahmad Hasan (Pakistan, 1920–2009), South Asian languages
  • Daniels, Peter T. (United States), writing systems
  • Dayal, Veneeta (United States), semantics, syntax
  • Deacon, Terrence (United States), language change, origin of language, cognitive linguistics
  • Dehkhoda, Ali-Akbar (Iran, 1879–1959), lexicography, Persian language
  • Delbrück, Berthold (Germany, 1842–1922), Indo-European languages, syntax, comparative linguistics
  • DeLancey, Scott (United States, 1949–), Tibeto-Burman languages, linguistic typology, historical linguistics
  • Dempwolff, Otto (Germany, 1871–1938), Austronesian languages
  • Diderichsen, Paul (Denmark, 1905–1964), Danish
  • Diffloth, Gérard (United States), Mon–Khmer languages
  • van Dijk, Teun Adrianus (Netherlands, 1943–), pragmatics, discourse analysis, text linguistics
  • Dixon, Robert Malcolm Ward (Australia, 1939–), syntax, typology, Australian languages, Amazonian languages
  • Dobrovský, Josef (Czech Republic, 1753–1829), Slavic languages, Czech language, lexicography
  • Dobson, Veronica Perrule (Australia, 1944–), Arrernte language
  • Doke, Clement Martyn (South Africa, 1893–1980), Bantu languages, Lamba language
  • Dolgopolsky, Aharon (Russia/Israel, 1930–), Nostratic languages
  • Dorian, Nancy (United States), language death, Scottish Gaelic
  • Dougherty, Ray C. (United States), transformational grammar, computational linguistics
  • Dowty, David (United States), semantics, syntax
  • Dozier, Edward P. (United States, 1916–1971), Native American languages, languages of the Philippines
  • Dressler, Wolfgang U. (Austria, 1939–), phonology, morphology, text linguistics
  • van Driem, George (Netherlands), Tibeto-Burman languages, symbiosism, Dzongkha language
  • Duden, Konrad (Germany, 1829–1911), lexicography, German language
  • Dunn, John Asher (United States), Tsimshian language
  • E

  • Eckert, Penelope (United States), sociolinguistics, language and gender
  • Edmondson, Jerold A. (United States), Tai–Kadai languages, languages of Southeast Asia
  • Edwards, Jonathan, Jr. (United States, 1745–1801), North American languages, historical linguistics, Mohegan language
  • Ehret, Christopher (United States), languages of Africa, historical linguistics
  • Elbert, Samuel Hoyt (United States, 1907–1997), Polynesian languages of Hawaiʻi and Rennell and Bellona, Puluwatese language
  • Elgin, Suzette Haden (United States, 1936–), constructed languages, transformational grammar
  • Ellis, Rod (UK), second language acquisition
  • Elman, Jeffrey L. (United States), language processing, neurolinguistics
  • Emeneau, Murray Barnson (United States, 1904–2005), Dravidian languages, linguist areas
  • Esenç, Tevfik (Turkey 1904–1992), Ubykh language
  • Evans, Nicholas (Australia, 1956–), Indigenous Australian languages, Papuan languages, typology
  • Even-Shoshan, Avraham (Belarus/Israel, 1906–1984), Hebrew language, lexicography
  • Everett, Daniel Leonard (United States, 1951–), languages of Brazil, Pirahã language
  • Everson, Michael (United States/Ireland, 1963–), writing systems, historical linguistics
  • F

  • Fierz-David, Linda (Germany, 1891–1955), philology
  • Fillmore, Charles J. (USA, 1929–2014), syntax, lexical semantics, cognitive linguistics, lexicography
  • Firth, John Rupert (UK, 1890–1960), phonetics, phonology, prosody
  • Fischer-Jørgensen, Eli (Denmark 1911–2010), phonetics, phonology, Danish language
  • Fishman, Joshua (United States, 1926–), sociology of language
  • Fiske, Willard (United States, 1831–1904), Northern European languages, Icelandic language
  • Fodor, Janet Dean (United States), psycholinguistics, semantics, syntax
  • Fodor, Jerry Alan (United States, 1935–), psycholinguistics, language of thought
  • Foley, William A. (Australia, 1949–), Papuan languages, Austronesian languages
  • Ford, Jeremiah Denis Mathias (United States, 1873–1958), Spanish language
  • Fowler, Carol A. (United States), phonetics, phonology
  • François, Alexandre (France), Austronesian languages, historical linguistics, language contact
  • Freiman, Aleksandr Arnoldovich (Poland/Russia, 1879–1968), Iranian languages
  • French, David Heath (United States, 1918–1994), Native American languages
  • Friedrich, Johannes (Germany, 1893–1972), Hittite language
  • Fromkin, Victoria (United States, 1923–2000), theoretical linguistics, constructed languages
  • Fujitani Nariakira (Japan, 1738–1779), Japanese language
  • G

  • Galloway, Brent D. (United States, 1944–), Amerindian languages, Halkomelem language
  • Gamkrelidze, Thomas V. (Georgia, 1929–), Indo-European studies, Georgian language
  • Gans, Eric (United States, 1941–), origin of language
  • Garnier, Romain (France), Indo-European linguistics
  • Gazdar, Gerald (UK, 1950–), computational linguistics, syntax, semantics
  • Gebauer, Jan (Czech Republic, 1838–1907), Czech language
  • Geeraerts, Dirk (Belgium, 1955–), semantics, lexicography
  • Giles, Howard, sociolinguistics
  • Givón, Talmy (Israel/United States, 1936–), syntax, semantics, pragmatics, typology, functionalism
  • Giegerich, Heinz (Germany/UK), English language, phonology
  • Gleason, Jean Berko (United States), psycholinguistics, language acquisition
  • Goatly, Andrew (UK), English language, Chinese language
  • Goddard, Cliff (Australia), semantics, pragmatics
  • Goddard, R.H. Ives, III (United States), Algonquian languages, historical linguistics
  • Gode, Alexander (Germany/United States, 1906–1970), constructed languages, Germanic languages
  • Goldberg, Adele (United States, 1963–), syntax, psycholinguistics
  • Goldsmith, John Anton (United States, 1951–), phonology, computational linguistics
  • Goldstein, Louis M. (United States), phonetics, phonology
  • Gong Hwang cherng (Republic of China, 1934–2010), Sino-Tibetan languages, Old Chinese, Tangut language
  • Gordon, Cyrus Herzl (United States, 1908–2001), ancient languages, cuneiform script
  • Gray, Louis Herbert (United States, 1875–1955), Indo-Iranian languages, phonology
  • Greenberg, Joseph Harold (United States, 1915–2001), typology, language universals, languages of Africa
  • Grice, (Herbert) Paul (UK/United States, 1913–1988), pragmatics
  • Grierson, George Abraham (Ireland, 1851–1941), languages of India
  • Gries, Stefan Th. (Germany/United States, 1970–), corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics, construction grammar
  • Grimm, Jakob Ludwig Carl (Germany, 1785–1863), historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, German language
  • Grinder, John Thomas (United States, 1940–), neurolinguistics
  • Groupe µ (Belgium, since 1967), rhetorics, semiotics
  • Grube, Wilhelm (Germany, 1855–1908), Tungusic languages, Nivkh language, Jurchen language
  • Gumperz, John Joseph (United States, 1922–2013), sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology
  • Gutiérrez Eskildsen, Rosario María (Mexico, 1899–1979), Spanish language, dialectology
  • Guy, Gregory (United States), sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, phonetics, phonology
  • H

  • Haarmann, Harald (Germany, 1946–), evolutionary linguistics, language contact
  • Haas, Mary Rosamund (United States, 1910–1996), Native American languages, Thai language, historical linguistics
  • Hagberg, Carl August (Sweden, 1810–1864), Scandinavian languages
  • Hajič, Jan (Czech Republic), computational linguistics
  • Hajičová, Eva (Czech Republic) (1935–), corpus linguistics
  • Hale, Kenneth Locke (United States, 1934–2001), syntax, phonology
  • Hall, Kira (United States), sociocultural linguistics
  • Hall, Robert A., Jr. (United States, 1911–1997), Romance languages, Pidgins and Creoles
  • Halle, Morris (Latvia/United States, 1923–), phonology, morphology
  • Halliday, Michael Alexander Kirkwood (UK/Australia, 1925–), systemic functional grammar, ecolinguistics, applied linguistics
  • Hammond, Michael (United States, 1957–), phonology, computational linguistics, syntax
  • Hamp, Eric P. (United States, 1920–), Indo-European languages, Native American languages
  • Hanzeli, Victor (United States, 1925–1991), Romance languages
  • Haq, Mehr Abdul (Pakistan, 1915–1995), Saraiki language
  • Harder, Peter (Denmark, 1950–), English language, functional linguistics
  • Harkavy, Alexander (Belarus/United States, 1863–1939), Yiddish language, lexicography
  • Harley, Heidi B. (United States, 1969–), distributed morphology, syntax
  • Harrington, John Peabody (United States, 1884–1961), Native American languages, phonetics
  • Harris, Roy (UK, 1931–), semiology, integrationism
  • Harris, Zellig Sabbetai (Ukraine/United States, 1909–1992), structural linguistics, discourse analysis, Semitic languages
  • Harrison, K. David (United States, 1966–), phonology, endangered languages, language extinction
  • Hartmann, Reinhard Rudolf Karl (Austria/UK, 1938–), lexicography, contrastive linguistics
  • Hasan, Ruqaiya (India/Australia, 1931–), systemic functional grammar, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics
  • Hashimoto Mantarō (Japan, 1932–1987), Japanese language
  • Hashimoto Shinkichi (Japan, 1882–1945), Old Japanese language, Japanese language
  • Haspelmath, Martin (Germany, 1963–), typology, language change, language contact, Lezgian language
  • Haugen, Einar Ingvald (United States, 1906–1994), sociolinguistics, Old Norse
  • Hawkins, Bruce Wayne (United States), cognitive linguistics
  • Hawkins, John A. (UK), psycholinguistics, historical linguistics
  • Hayakawa, Samuel Ichiye (Canada/United States, 1906–1992), semantics
  • Hayes, Bruce (United States), phonology
  • Hays, David Glenn (United States, 1928–1995), computational linguistics, machine translation, dependency grammar, corpus linguistics, natural language processing, cognitive science
  • Heath, Jeffrey (United States), historical linguistics, morphology, linguistic anthropology
  • Heim, Irene Roswitha (Germany/United States), semantics
  • Heine, Bernd (Germany, 1939–), languages of Africa, sociolinguistics, language contact
  • Herbert, Robert Knox (United States, 1952–2007), phonology, languages of Africa, sociolinguistics
  • Hetzron, Robert (Hungary/United States, 1937–1997), Afro-Asiatic languages
  • Hewitt, John Napoleon Brinton (United States, 1859–1937), Iroquoian languages
  • Hjelmslev, Louis (Denmark, 1899–1965), comparative linguistics, semantics
  • Hobbs, Jerry R. (United States, 1942–), computational linguistics, discourse analysis, syntax, semantics
  • Hock, Hans Henrich (Germany/United States), historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, Sanskrit
  • Michael Hoey (United Kingdom), lexical priming, textual interaction, corpus linguistics
  • Hepburn, James Curtis (United States, 1815–1911), Japanese language, lexicography
  • Hockett, Charles Francis (United States, 1916–2000), phonology, morphology
  • Hoffmann, John-Baptist (Germany, 1857–1928), Mundari language
  • Hogg, Richard M. (UK, 1944–2007), phonology, historical linguistics
  • Hoijer, Harry (United States, 1904–1976), Athabaskan languages, Tonkawa language
  • Hopper, Paul (UK/United States), historical linguistics, emergent grammar
  • Hornstein, Norbert (United States), syntax
  • Hrozný, Bedřich (Czech Republic, 1879–1952), Hittite language, ancient languages
  • Huddleston, Rodney D. (UK/Australia), English language
  • Hudson, Richard (UK, 1939–), syntax, word grammar, linguistics in education
  • von Humboldt, Wilhelm (Germany, 1787–1835), Basque language
  • Hunston, Susan (UK), corpus linguistics, lexical semantics
  • Hupel, August Wilhelm (Germany/Estonia, 1737–1819), Estonian language, lexicography
  • Hurford, James R. (UK, United States), phonetics, semantics, grammar, computational linguistics, evolutionary linguistics
  • Husain Khan, Masud (India, 1919–2010), Urdu language, phonetics, stylistics, linguistic description
  • Hyman, Larry M. (United States, 1947–), phonology, languages of Africa
  • Hymes, Dell Hathaway (United States, 1927–), sociolinguistics, Kathlamet language
  • I

  • Illich-Svitych, Vladislav Markovich (Ukraine/Russia, 1934–1966), comparative linguistics, Nostratic languages
  • Ivanov, Aleksei Ivanovich (Russia, 1878–1937), Chinese language, Tangut language
  • Ivanov, Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich (Russia, 1929–), Indo-European studies
  • Ivić, Pavle (Serbia, 1924–1999), South Slavic languages, phonology, Serbocroatian language
  • J

  • Jackendoff, Ray (United States, 1945–), syntax, lexical semantics
  • Jackson, Abraham Valentine Williams (United States, 1862–1937), Indo-Iranian languages, Avestan language
  • Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone (UK, 1909–1991), Brythonic languages, Gaelic languages
  • Jacobsen, Lis (1882–1961), Danish and Nordic languages
  • Jacques, Guillaume (France), Old Chinese, Rgyalrongic languages, Tangut language
  • Jagić, Vatroslav (Croatia, 1838–1923), Croatian language, Slavic languages
  • Jakobson, Roman Osipovich (Russia/Czech Republic/United States, 1896–1982), structuralism, phonology
  • Jarring, Gunnar (Sweden, 1907–2002), Turkic languages
  • Jasanoff, Jay (USA, 1942–), Indo-European linguistics
  • Jaszczolt, Katarzyna (UK), semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language
  • Jaunius, Kazimieras (Lithuania, 1848–1908), Lithuanian language, comparative linguistics
  • Jendraschek, Gerd (Germany), Basque language, Turkish language, Iatmul language
  • Jespersen, Otto (Denmark, 1860–1943), English language, phonetics, constructed languages
  • Johnson, David E. (United States, 1946–), syntax
  • Jones, Daniel (UK, 1881–1967), phonetics
  • Jones, Sir William (UK, 1746–1794), Indo-European studies, Sanskrit, comparative linguistics
  • Joshi, Aravind Krishana (India/United States, 1929–), computational linguistics
  • Junast (PR China, 1934–), Mongolian language, Monguor language, Eastern Yugur language, Phags-pa script
  • Jurafsky, Daniel (United States), computational linguistics
  • K

  • Kaplan, Ronald M. (United States), computational linguistics
  • Karadžić, Vuk Stefanović (Serbia, 1787–1864), Serbian language, lexicography
  • Kari, James (United States), Native American languages
  • Kasravi, Ahmad (Iran, 1890–1946), ancient languages, Iranian languages
  • Katz, Jerrold J. (United States, 1932–2002), semantics, generative grammar
  • Kaufman, Terrence (United States), historical linguistics, contact linguistics, Mesoamerican languages
  • Kay, Martin (UK, United States), computational linguistics
  • Kay, Paul (United States), construction grammar
  • Kayne, Richard (United States), syntax, transformational grammar
  • Kazama Kiyozō (Japan, 1928–), Japanese language
  • Kazama Shinjirō (Japan, 1965–), Japanese language
  • Keating, Patricia (United States), phonetics
  • Kellogg, Samuel H. (United States), Hindi language
  • Kenyon, John Samuel (United States, 1874–1959), English language, lexicography, phonology
  • Keyser, Samuel Jay (United States, 1935–), phonology, English language
  • Kiesling, Scott Fabius (United States), sociolinguistics
  • Kindaichi Haruhiko (Japan, 1913–2004), Japanese language
  • Kindaichi Kyōsuke (Japan, 1882–1971), Ainu language
  • Kinkade, M. Dale (United States, 1933–2004), Salishan languages
  • Kiparsky, Paul (Finland/United States, 1941–), phonology, morphology
  • Kirby, Simon (UK), computational linguistics, evolutionary linguistics
  • Klima, Edward (United States, 1931–2008), sign language
  • Klinkenberg, Jean-Marie (Belgium, 1944–), rhetorics, semiotics, stylistics
  • Knechtges, David R. (United States), East Asian languages, Chinese language
  • Knorozov, Yuri Valentinovich (Russia, 1922–1999), Maya hieroglyphics, writing systems
  • Kober, Alice (UK/United States, 1906–1950), Linear B
  • Kordić, Snježana (Croatia, 1964–), Serbo-Croatian language, syntax, sociolinguistics
  • Kornai András (Hungary/United States, 1957–), mathematical linguistics, phonology, morphology, Hungarian language, syntax
  • Kornfilt, Jaklin, theoretical linguistics, syntax, morphology, Turkic languages, Germanic languages
  • Korsakov, Andrey Konstantinovich (Russia/Ukraine, 1916–2007), Germanic languages, English language, morphology, syntax
  • Korzybski, Alfred Habdank Skarbek (Poland/United States, 1879–1950), general semantics
  • Koster, Jan (Netherlands, 1945–), generative grammar
  • Krahe, Hans (Germany, 1898–1965), Indo-European languages, Illyrian language
  • Krashen, Stephen (United States, 1941–), second language acquisition
  • Kratzer, Angelika (United States/Germany), semantics
  • Krauss, Michael E. (United States, 1941–), Native American languages
  • Krishnamurti, Bhadriraju (India, 1929–2012), Dravidian languages
  • Kroeber, Alfred Louis (United States, 1876–1960), Native American languages
  • Kučera, Henry (Czech Republic/United States, 1925–), computational linguistics
  • Kuno Susumu (Japan/United States, 1933–), Dravidian languages, Japanese language, syntax
  • Kurath, Hans (Austria/United States, 1891–1992), English language, lexicography, dialectology
  • Kuroda Shigeyuki (Japan, 1934–2009), Japanese language
  • Kuryłowicz, Jerzy (Poland, 1895–1978), Indo-European languages, syntax, morphology
  • Kychanov, Evgenij Ivanovich (Russia, 1932–2013), Tangut language
  • L

  • Labov, William (United States, 1927–), sociolinguistics, phonology, English language
  • Lado, Robert (United States, 1915–1995), applied linguistics, contrastive analysis
  • Ladefoged, Peter Nielsen (UK/United States, 1925–2006), phonetics, endangered languages
  • Laird, Charlton (United States, 1901–1984), lexicography, English language
  • Lakoff, George P. (United States, 1941–), cognitive linguistics, transformational grammar, generative semantics, syntax
  • Lakoff, Robin Tolmach (United States, 1942–), sociolinguistics
  • Lamb, Sydney MacDonald (United States, 1929–), stratificational grammar, Native American languages, historical linguistics, computational linguistics
  • Lambdin, Thomas Oden (United States), Semitic languages, Egyptian language
  • Lane, Harlan (United States, 193–), speech, Deaf culture, sign language
  • Langacker, Ronald W. (United States, 1942–), cognitive linguistics
  • Langdon, Margaret (United States, d. 2005), Native American languages
  • LaPolla, Randy J. (United States), morpho-syntax, Chinese, Qiang, Rawang
  • Lasersohn, Peter (United States), semantics
  • Lasnik, Howard (United States, 1945–), syntax
  • Laycock, Donald (Australia, 1936–1988), languages of Papua New Guinea
  • Lee, Joan H. (Canada, 1981–), text messaging
  • Leech, Geoffrey (UK), applied linguistics, English language
  • Lees, Robert (United States, 1922–1996), machine translation
  • Lehiste, Ilse (United States, 1922–2010), phonetics, Estonian language, Serbo-Croatian, phonology
  • Lehmann, Winfred P. (United States, 1916–2007), historical linguistics, Proto-Indo-European language
  • Lepsius, Karl Richard (Germany, 1810–1884), Egyptian language, Nubian languages, phonology
  • Leskien, August (Germany, 1840–1916), comparative linguistics, Baltic languages, Slavic languages
  • Levin, Beth (United States, d. 1955), semantics
  • Levinson, Stephen C. (UK/Netherlands), pragmatics
  • Levstik, Fran (Slovenia, 1831–1881), Slovene language
  • Li Fanwen (PR China, 1932–), Tangut language
  • Li Fanggui (PR China/United States, 1902–1987), Mattole language, Tai languages, Old Chinese, Tibetan language
  • Li, Paul Jen-kuei (Taiwan), Formosan languages, Austronesian languages, historical linguistics, lexicography
  • Liberman, Alvin Meyer (United States, 1917–2000), speech perception, phonology
  • Liberman, Anatoly (Russia/United States), etymology, Germanic languages
  • Liberman, Mark (United States), phonetics, prosody
  • Lieber, Rochelle (United States, 1954–), morphology, syntax, lexical semantics
  • Lieberman, Philip (United States), phonetics, language evolution
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane (United States), signed languages
  • Lisker, Leigh (United States, 1918–2006), phonetics, Dravidian languages
  • Local, John (UK, 1947–), phonetics, phonology, conversation analysis
  • Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn (United States, 1914–1998), Native American languages, Mayan languages
  • Lowman, Guy Sumner, Jr. (United States, 1909–1941), phonetics
  • Ludlow, Peter (United States, 1957–), syntax, semantics
  • Lukoff, Fred (United States, 1920–2000), Korean language, phonology
  • Lunde, Ken (United States, 1965–), East Asian languages
  • Lynch, John (Australia, 1946–), Austronesian languages, historical linguistics
  • M

  • MacWhinney, Brian (United States, 1945–), language acquisition, second language acquisition, corpus linguistics
  • Maddieson, Ian (United States), phonetics
  • Malkiel, Yakov (United States, 1914–1998), etymology, philology
  • Manaster Ramer, Alexis (United States/Poland), phonology, syntax, poetics, etymology
  • Marantz, Alec (United States), distributed morphology
  • March, Francis Andrew (United States, 1825–1911), comparative linguistics, lexicography, Old English language, English language
  • Margolis, Max Leopold (Lithuania/United States, 1866–1932), Semitic languages
  • Marr, Nikolay Yakovlevich (Georgia/Russia, 1865–1934), historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, origin of language
  • Martin, James (Sydney, Australia), genre
  • Martin, Samuel Elmo (United States, 1924–2009), Korean language, Japanese language
  • Martinet, André (France, 1908–1999), structuralism, historical linguistics, constructed languages
  • Martinet, Jeanne (France, 1920–), semiotics, constructed languages
  • Massam, Diane (Canada), syntax, Austronesian languages
  • Mathesius, Vilém (Czech Republic, 1882–1945), phonology, syntax, English language, Czech language
  • Matisoff, James A. (United States, 1937–), Tibeto-Burman languages, phonology
  • Matthews, Peter Hugoe (UK, 1934–), morphology, syntax
  • Matthews, Stephen (UK/PR China), typology, syntax, semantics, Cantonese language
  • Mattingly, Ignatius G. (United States, 1927–2004), phonetics, speech synthesis, speech perception
  • Matveyev, Aleksandr (Russia, 1926–2010), onomastics, etymology
  • McCarthy, John J. (United States, 1953–), phonology, morphology, optimality theory
  • McCawley, James D. (UK/United States, 1938–1999), syntax, semantics, phonology
  • McCune, George McAfee (North Korea/United States, 1908–1988), Korean language
  • McNamara, Barbara (United States), Chinese language
  • McWhorter, John Hamilton (United States, 1965–), creole languages, Saramaccan language
  • Meinhof, Carl Friedrich Michael (Germany, 1857–1944), languages of Africa
  • Melchert, H. Craig (United States), Anatolian languages
  • Michaelis, Laura A. (United States), syntax, English language
  • Miklošič, Franc (Slovenia/Austria, 1813–1891), Slavic languages
  • Miller, Wick R. (United States, 1932–1994), Keresan languages, Uto-Aztecan languages
  • Miller, Roy Andrew (United States, 1924–), Tibetan language, Japanese language
  • Mithun, Marianne (United States, 1946–), Native American languages
  • Mitxelena Elissalt, Koldo (Spain, 1915–1987), Basque language
  • Miura Tsutomu (Japan, 1911–1989), Japanese language
  • Miyake, Marc (United States, 1971–), historical linguistics, Old Japanese, Tangut language
  • Mönkh-Amgalan, Yümjiriin (Mongolia), pragmatics, semantics, syntax, Mongolian language, dialectology
  • Mori Hiromichi (Japan, 1949–), Japanese language
  • Motoori Norinaga (Japan, 1730–1801), Japanese language
  • Motoori Haruniwa (Japan, 1763–1828), Japanese language
  • Montague, Richard Merett (United States, 1930–1971), semantics, philosophy of language
  • Moro, Andrea (Italy, 1962–), syntax, copula, expletive, antisymmetry, neurolinguistics
  • Moser, Edward W. (United States), Seri language
  • Mufwene, Salikoko (United States), creole languages, African American Vernacular English, language evolution
  • Munro, Pamela (United States), Native American languages, lexicography
  • Murayama Shichirō (Japan, 1908–1995), Japanese language
  • Murray, James (UK, 1837–1915), lexicography, English language, etymology
  • Muti’I, Ibrahim (China, 1920–2010), Uyghur language
  • Myers-Scotton, Carol (United States, 1934–), language contact
  • N

  • Nábělková, Mira (Slovakia), lexical semantics, sociolinguistics
  • Nádasdy Ádám (Hungary), phonology, morphophonology
  • Napoli, Donna Jo (United States, 1948–), syntax, phonetics, phonology, Japanese language
  • Neeleman, Ad (Netherlands/UK, 1964–), syntax, semantics, phonology, generative grammar
  • Nelson, Andrew Nathaniel (United States, 1893–1975), Japanese language, lexicography
  • Nevsky, Nikolai Aleksandrovich (Russia, 1892–1937), Tangut language
  • Newmeyer, Frederick J. (United States, 1944–), syntax, origin of language
  • Nichols, Johanna (United States), languages of the Caucasus, Chechen language, Ingush language, typology
  • Nishida Tatsuo (Japan, 1928–), Tangut language
  • Nolan, Francis (UK), phonetics
  • Noreen, Adolf Gotthard (Sweden, 1854–1925), dialectology, historical linguistics, Germanic languages
  • Nunberg, Geoffrey (United States), lexical semantics, English language
  • O

  • Odden, David A. (United States), phonology, African linguistics, Bantu languages
  • Ohala, John (United States), phonetics, phonology
  • Okrand, Marc (United States, 1948–), Klingon language, Mutsun language
  • Ōno Susumu (Japan, 1919–2008), Japanese language, Tamil language
  • Orešnik, Janez (Slovenia, 1935–), comparative linguistics
  • Orikuchi Shinobu (Japan, 1887–1953), Japanese language
  • Orton, Harold (UK, 1898–1975), phonology, dialectology, English dialects
  • Osthoff, Hermann (Germany, 1847–1909), Indo-European studies, historical linguistics
  • Ōtsuki Fumihiko (Japan, 1847–1928), Japanese language
  • P

  • Pāṇini (India, ca. 520–460 BC), Sanskrit, morphology, descriptive linguistics, generative linguistics
  • Frank R. Palmer (England, 1922–), semantics, English language, Ethiopian languages
  • Partee, Barbara Hall (United States, 1940–), semantics
  • Paul, Hermann Otto Theodor (Germany, 1846–1921), lexicography, German language
  • Pawley, Andrew Kenneth (Australia/New Zealand, 1941), Austronesian languages, Papuan languages, lexicography, phraseology
  • Peacock, Dmitri Rudolf (Britain, 1842–1892), Kartvelian languages
  • Pedersen, Holger (Denmark, 1867–1953), Celtic languages, historical linguistics, Nostratic languages
  • Pedersen, Johannes (Denmark, 1883–1977), Hebrew language
  • Pei, Mario Andrew (Italy/United States, 1901–1978), Italian language, Indo-European languages
  • Pesetsky, David Michael (United States, 1957–), transformational grammar
  • Keith Malcolm Petyt (UK), sociolinguistics
  • Phillipson, Robert (UK/Denmark, 1942–), language policy
  • Pierrehumbert, Janet (United States), phonetics, phonology
  • Pinault, Georges-Jean (France), Tokharian, Indo-European linguistics
  • Pike, Kenneth Lee (United States, 1912–2000), English language, constructed languages, tagmemics
  • Pilch, Herbert (Germany, 1927–), Old English, Celtic languages, phonetics
  • Pimsleur, Paul (United States), language acquisition, French language, phonetics
  • Pinker, Steven (Canada/United States, 1954–), language acquisition, syntax, semantics
  • Piron, Claude (Switzerland, 1931–2008), Esperanto, psycholinguistics
  • Polinsky, Maria (United States), syntax, Austronesian languages
  • Pollard, Carl Jesse (United States, 1947–), syntax, semantics
  • Pollock, Jean-Yves (France), syntax
  • Poplack, Shana (United States), sociolinguistics
  • Poppe, Nicholas (Russia, 1897–1991), Mongolic languages
  • Postal, Paul M. (United States, 1936–), syntax, semantics
  • Primer, Sylvester (United States, 1842–1912), English language, dialectology, phonetics, Germanic languages
  • Prince, Alan Sanford (United States, 1946–), optimality theory, phonology
  • Prince, Ellen (United States, 1944–2010), pragmatics
  • Pulgram, Ernst (Austria/United States, 1915–2005), Romance languages, Italic languages
  • Pullum, Geoffrey K. (UK/United States, 1945–), syntax, English language
  • Pustejovsky, James D. (United States), natural language processing, computational linguistics, semantics
  • Q

  • Quirk, Charles Randolph (UK/Germany, 1920–), English language
  • R

  • Rael, Juan Bautista (United States, 1900–1993), phonology, morphology, New Mexican Spanish
  • Rask, Rasmus Christian (Denmark, 1787–1832), lexicography, comparative linguistics, Indo-European language
  • Ratliff, Martha (United States), Hmong–Mien languages, historical linguistics
  • Read, Allen Walker (United States, 1906–2002), etymology, lexicography, English language
  • Reinhart, Tanya (Israel, 1943–2007), syntax
  • Rice, Keren (Canada), phonology, morphology, Athapaskan languages
  • Rickford, John Russell (United States), sociolinguistics, African American Vernacular English
  • Rizzi, Luigi (Italy, 1952–), syntax, language acquisition
  • Roberts, Ian G. (UK, 1957–), syntax
  • Rock, Joseph Francis Charles (Austria/United States/PR China, 1884–1962), Naxi language, lexicography
  • Rosenblat, Ángel (Poland/Venezuela, 1902–1984), lexicography, Venezuelan Spanish, Philology
  • Ross, John Robert (United States, 1938–), semantics, syntax
  • Ross, Malcolm David (Australia, 1942–), Austronesian languages, Papuan languages, historical linguistics, language contact
  • Rubach, Jerzy (Poland/United States, 1948–), phonology, Polish language
  • Rubin, Philip E. (United States, 1949–), articulatory synthesis, phonology
  • Ruhlen, Merritt (United States), typology, historical linguistics
  • S

  • Sacks, Harvey (United States, 1935–1975), conversation analysis
  • Sadock, Jerrold (United States), syntax, morphology, pragmatics, Greenlandic language, Yiddish language
  • Sag, Ivan (United States, 1949–2013), syntax, construction grammar
  • Sagart, Laurent (France), Chinese linguistics and Austronesian languages
  • Sakaguchi, Alicja (Poland/Germany, 1954–), interlinguistics, Esperanto
  • Salo, David (United States, 1969–), constructed languages, Tocharian languages, Elvish languages
  • Sampson, Geoffrey (UK, 1944–), philosophy of language
  • Sánchez Carrión, José María (Spain, 1952–), Basque language, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics
  • Sankoff, Gillian (Canada), sociolinguistics
  • Sankrityayan, Rahul (India, 1893–1963), Tibetan language, Hindi language
  • Sapir, Edward (Germany/United States, 1884–1939), Native American languages, constructed languages, semantics
  • Saunders, Irene (United States/PR China), lexicography, Chinese language
  • de Saussure, Ferdinand (Switzerland/France, 1857–1913), semantics, Indo-European studies, structural linguistics
  • Sayce, Archibald Henry (UK, 1846–1933), Akkadian language
  • Schegloff, Emanuel (United States), conversation analysis
  • Schleicher, August (Germany, 1821–1868), Indo-European studies, language development, historical linguistics
  • Schmidt, Johannes (Germany, 1843–1901), historical linguistics, Indo-European studies
  • Schmidt, Richard (United States), second-language acquisition
  • Schmidt, Wilhelm (Germany/Austria/Switzerland, 1868–1954), Mon–Khmer languages
  • Searle, John Rogers (United States, 1932–), philosophy of language, pragmatics
  • Selinker, Larry (United States), second-language acquisition
  • Sen, Sukumar (India, 1900–1992), Bengali language
  • Sequoyah (United States, 1767–1843), Cherokee language
  • Setälä, Eemil Nestor (Finland, 1864–1935), Finnish language, Uralic languages
  • Sgall, Petr (Czech republic, 1926–), syntax
  • Shackle, Christopher (UK, 1942–), Urdu language, Saraiki language
  • Shepard-Kegl, Judy (United States), Nicaraguan Sign Language
  • Shevoroshkin, Vitaly Victorovich (Russia/United States), Slavic languages, Nostratics
  • Shinmura Izuru (Japan, 1876–1967), Japanese language
  • Sibawayh (Iran, ca. 760–796), Arabic language
  • Sidwell, Paul (Australia), Mon–Khmer languages, historical linguistics
  • Sievers, Eduard (Germany, 1850–1932), Germanic languages, historical linguistics
  • Siewierska, Anna (Poland/Netherlands/UK, 1955–2011), language typology
  • Sihler, Andrew Littleton (United States, 1941), comparative linguistics, Indo-European languages
  • Sinclair, John McHardy (UK, 1933–2007), applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis
  • Skeat, Walter W. (UK, 1835–1912), Old English, Middle English, etymology, philology
  • Skinner, B.F. (United States, 1905–1992), verbal behavior
  • Skousen, Royal (United States, 1945–), language modeling
  • Smith, Neilson Voyne (UK, 1939–), syntax, language acquisition
  • Smolensky, Paul (United States, 1955–), phonology, optimality theory, syntax
  • Stachowski, Marek (Poland), historical linguistics, Turkic languages
  • Starostin, Georgiy Sergeevich (Russia, 1976–), comparative linguistics, historical linguistics, Nostratics, Proto-World
  • Starostin, Sergei Anatolyevich (Russia, 1953–2005), comparative linguistics, historical linguistics, Nostratics, Proto-World
  • Stati, Sorin (Romania-French, 1931–2008), pragmatics, syntax
  • Steedman, Mark (UK, United States), theoretical linguistics, categorial grammar, syntax, computational linguistics
  • Steels, Luc (Belgium), computational linguistics, evolutionary linguistics
  • Stetson, Raymond Herbert (United States, d. 1950), phonetics
  • Stieber, Zdzisław (Poland, 1903–1980), Slavic languages, phonology
  • Stokoe, William (United States, 1919–2000), American Sign Language, cherology
  • Stollznow, Karen (United States), lexical semantics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics
  • Suzuki Takao (Japan, 1926–), Japanese language, sociolinguistics
  • Swadesh, Morris (United States, 1909–1967), typology, historical linguistics, Native American languages, lexicostatistics
  • de Swart, Henriette (Netherlands), semantics
  • Sweet, Henry (UK, 1845–1912), Germanic languages, phonetics
  • Sweetser, Eve (United States), cognitive linguistics, semantics, historical linguistics, Celtic languages
  • T

  • Talmy, Leonard (United States), cognitive linguistics, semantics, Yiddish language, Native American languages
  • Tannen, Deborah Frances (United States, 1945–), discourse analysis
  • Tarone, Elaine (United States), second-language acquisition
  • Tarpent, Marie-Lucie (Canada), Tsimshianic languages
  • Tha Myat (Burma), Mon language, Burmese language, Pyu language, Nagari
  • Teeter, Karl van Duyn (United States, 1929–2007), Algic languages, endangered languages
  • Thieberger, Nicholas (Australia), Indigenous Australian languages
  • Thomas, Calvin (United States, 1854–1919), Germanic languages, German language
  • Thomason, Sarah Grey (United States), language contact, historical linguistics, typology, Montana Salish
  • Thompson, John Eric Sidney (UK, 1898–1975), Maya languages, Maya hieroglyphics
  • Thompson, Sandra A. (United States), syntax, discourse analysis, Mandarin language
  • Tokieda Motoki (Japan, 1900–1967), Japanese language
  • Tolkien, John Ronal Reuel (UK, 1892–1973), Old English language, constructed languages, Sindarin, Quenya
  • Toporišič, Jože (Slovenia, 1926–), Slovene language
  • Trager, George Leonard (United States, 1906–1992), phonemics, paralanguage, semantics
  • Trask, Robert Lawrence (United States, 1944–2004), Basque language, historical linguistics, origin of language
  • Traugott, Elizabeth C. (United States), grammaticalization
  • Trubetzkoy, Nikolai Sergeyevich (Russia/Austria, 1890–1938), structural linguistics, morphology, phonology
  • Trudgill, Peter (UK, 1943–), sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology
  • Tuite, Kevin (United States, 1954–), Caucasian languages, Georgian language
  • Turner, Mark (United States), cognitive linguistics
  • U

  • Ullendorff, Edward (UK, 1920–2011), Semitic languages
  • Unger, James Marshall (United States, 1947–), Japanese language, historical linguistics, writing systems
  • Upton, Clive (UK), English language, sociolinguistics, dialectology
  • V

  • Vajda, Edward (United States), Ket language, historical linguistics, Na-Dené languages, comparative linguistics
  • van Valin, Robert D. (United States, 1952–), syntax, semantics, cognitive linguistics
  • Valli, Clayton (United States, d. 2003), American Sign Language,
  • Vasmer, Max (Russia/Germany, 1886–1962), etymology, historical linguistics, Russian language
  • Vaux, Bert (United States, 1968–), phonology, morphology, Armenian language
  • Veltman, Calvin (United States/Canada/France), sociolinguistics
  • Vendler, Zeno (United States, 1921–2004), philosophy of language, event structure
  • Ventris, Michael George Francis (UK, 1922–1956), Linear B, Archaic Greek
  • Verner, Karl (Denmark, 1846–1896), phonology, comparative linguistics, historical linguistics
  • Vincent, Nigel (UK), morphology, syntax, historical linguistics
  • Voloshinov, Valentin Nikolaevich (Russia, 1895–1936), semantics
  • Vovin, Alexander (Russia/United States), Japanese language, Siberian languages, Korean language, Ainu language, Central Asian languages
  • W

  • Wackernagel, Jacob (Switzerland, 1853–1938), Indo-European studies, Sanskrit
  • Wang Li (PR China, 1900–1986), Chinese language
  • Watanabe Shōichi (Japan, 1930–), Japanese language
  • Watkins, Calvert (United States), comparative linguistics, Indo-European languages
  • Weeks, Raymond (United States, 1863–1954), phonetics, French language
  • Weinreich, Max (Latvia/United States, 1893–1969), Yiddish language
  • Weinreich, Uriel (Poland/United States, 1926–1967), sociolinguistics, dialectology, semantics, Yiddish language
  • Wells, John Christopher (UK, 1939–), phonetics, Esperanto
  • Westermann, Diedrich Hermann (Germany, 1875–1956), languages of Africa, typology
  • Westphal, Ernst Oswald Johannes (South Africa/UK, 1919–1990), Bantu languages, Khoisan languages
  • Whalen, Douglas H. (United States), phonology, endangered languages
  • Wheeler, Benjamin Ide (United States, 1854–1927), historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, Greek language
  • White, Lydia (United Kingdom/Canada), second language acquisition
  • Whitney, William Dwight (United States, 1827–1894), lexicography, Sanskrit, English language
  • Wilks, Yorick (UK, 1939–), artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, natural language processing, semantics
  • Whorf, Benjamin Lee (United States, 1897–1941), Native American languages, Maya script, linguistic relativity
  • Wichmann, Søren (Denmark, 1964–), Mesoamerican languages, Mixe–Zoque languages, Mayan languages, Maya script
  • Widdowson, Henry G. (UK), English language, discourse analysis
  • Wierzbicka, Anna (Poland/Australia, 1938–), semantics, pragmatics
  • Williams, Nicholas Jonathan Anselm (UK/Ireland, 1942–), Cornish language, Irish language, Manx language, phonology
  • Williams, Samuel Wells (United States/China, 1812–1884), Chinese language, lexicography
  • Wilson, Robert Dick (United States, 1856–1930), comparative linguistics, Hebrew language, Syriac language
  • Wittmann, Henri (France/Canada, 1937–), French language, creole languages, morphology, comparative linguistics
  • Wodak, Ruth (Austria/UK, 1950–), discourse analysis
  • Wolvengrey, Arok (Canada), Cree language, syntax, Native American languages, lexicography
  • Wurm, Stephen Adolphe (Hungary/Australia, 1922–2001), Australian Aboriginal languages, Papuan languages
  • Y

  • Yeda Pessoa de Castro (Brazil), African languages
  • Yamada Yoshio (Japan, 1873–1958), Japanese language
  • Yiakoumetti, Androula (Cyprus), Greek language, dialectology
  • Yngve, Victor (United States, 1920–2012), computational linguistics, natural language processing
  • Young, Robert W. (United States, 1912–2007), Navajo language, lexicography
  • Z

  • Zamenhof, Ludwik Łazarz (Poland, 1859–1917), Esperanto
  • Zepeda, Ofelia (United States, 1952–), O'odham language
  • Zhang, Niina Ning (PR China), formal syntax, morphology
  • Zhou Youguang (PR China, 1903–), orthography, Romanization of Chinese
  • Zuazo, Koldo (Spain, 1956–), Basque dialectology, sociolinguistics
  • Zuckermann, Ghil'ad (Israel, Italy, UK, Australia, 1971–), contact linguistics, lexicology, revival linguistics
  • Zwicky, Arnold (United States, 1940–), syntax, morphology
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