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Ferdinand de Saussure (1857 - 1913): Linguistic signs

Roman Jakobson: Distinctive features

Edward Sapir (1884 - 1939): Linguistic relativity

Paul Grice (1913 - 1988): Cooperative principle

Noam Chomsky (1928 - ): Universal grammar

Steven Pinker (1954 - ): Popularizing linguistics

Eve Clark (1942 - ): First language acquisition

Robin Lakoff (1942 - )

panini Wilhelm von Humboldt

THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT BY STEVEN PINKER:

EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES: BY LYNNE TRUSS:

THE POWER OF BABEL BY JOHN MCWHORTER:

THE ARCHITECTURE OF LANGUAGE BY NOAM CHOMSKY:

Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things

3. The Symbolic Species by Terry Deacon