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Noun: John Rupert Firth
  1. English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
    - Firth, J. R. Firth

Type of: linguist, linguistic scientist

Encyclopedia: John Rupert Firth