List of lexicographers
The following are lexicographers, people who specialise in the theory and practice of dictionary making (see Lexicography).
Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda
Allameh Ali Akbar Dehkhodā (Persian: علی‌اکبر دهخدا‎; 1879–March 9, 1956) was a prominent Iranian linguist, and author of the most extensive dictionary of the Persian language ever publish...
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Paul Diderichsen
Paul Diderichsen (16 August 1905, Copenhagen – 9 October 1964, Copenhagen) was a Danish linguist who is known for his model of sentence structure in Danish which has been widely applied...
Martin Joos
Martin Joos (1907–1978) was a linguist and German professor. He spent most of his career at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and also served at the University of Toronto and as a visiting scholar ...
Sextus Pompeius Festus
Sextus Pompeius Festus (/ˈfɛstəs/) was a Roman grammarian who probably flourished in the later 2nd century AD, perhaps at Narbo (Narbonne) in Gaul.He made an epitome in 20 volumes of the encyclopedic ...
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Donald Laycock
Dr Donald Laycock (1936–1988) was an Australian linguist and anthropologist. He is best remembered for his work on the languages of Papua New Guinea.
He was a graduate of University of Newcastle, ...
Ram Raj Pant
Prof. Ram Raj Pant (or Ramraj Pant, Nepali: राम राज पन्त or रामराज पन्त) (1920–1993, Bikram Sambat 1976–2049) was a pioneering linguist of the Nepali language, literary writer and promoter of legal ed...
Nonius Marcellus
Nonius Marcellus was a Roman grammarian of the 4th or 5th century AD. His only surviving work is the De compendiosa doctrina, a dictionary or encyclopedia in 20 books that shows his interests in anti...
Theodore Kavalliotis
Theodore Kavalliotis (Greek: Θεόδωρος Αναστασίου Καβαλλιώτης, Romanian: Teodor Kavalioti, 1718 – 11 August 1789) was a Greek Orthodox priest, teacher and a figure of the Greek Enlightenment....
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Julie Barlow
Julie Barlow is a Canadian journalist, author and conference speaker who writes and publishes both in English and French. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, she has written for a wide variety of magaz...
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Terminology
Terminology is the study of terms and their use. Terms are words and compound words or multi-word expressions that in specific contexts are given specific meanings—these may deviate from the meanings ...
Sardar Mohammad Khan
Sardar Muhammad Khan (1915–1998), known as "SMK", was a renowned Pakistani researcher of Linguistics. He was born in a Pathan family at Basti Danishmandan (Jalandhar). After doing his secondary and hi...
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Harry Mount
Harry Mount (born 1971) is an English author and journalist, since 2009 a frequent contributor to the Daily Mail.
He attended the North Bridge House School in London, went on to Westminster School...
Peter Harder
Peter Harder (born 1950) is a Danish linguist and professor of English language at the University of Copenhagen. He is notable as a cofounder of the Danish Functional Linguistics stage of the Copenhag...
Hamlet Isakhanli
Hamlet Abdulla oglu Isayev (Azerbaijani: Hamlet Abdulla oğlu İsayev) (born March 1, 1948, Kosali, near Gardabani, Georgia) is an Azerbaijani mathematician, poet, science and social science writer,...
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Kenneth G. Wilson (author)
Kenneth George Wilson (Akron, Ohio, 21 April 1923 – Mansfield, Connecticut, 11 March 2003) was an author, professor of English and vice president at the University of Connecticut. His best-known work ...
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Jose Villa Panganiban
Jose Villa Panganiban (12 June 1903 – 13 October 1972) was a lexicographer, professor, linguist, poet, playwright, author, and lyricist. Panganiban was a prolific writer, with over 1,000 works to his ...
Esperanto lexicographers
Esperanto lexicographers are individuals or groups, whether enthusiastic amateurs or trained linguists, who have produced single-language or bilingual dictionaries of Esperanto.More than 130 Esperanti...
Esperanto lexicographers - Wikipedia
Emmanuel Kriaras
Emmanuel G Kriaras (Greek: Εμμανουήλ Γ. Κριαράς; 28 November 1906 – 22 August 2014) was a Greek lexicographer and philologist. He was Emeritus Professor of the School of Philosophy at the Aristotle U...
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Michael Clyne
Michael George Clyne, AM, FAHA, FASSA (12 October 1939 – 29 October 2010) was an Australian linguist, academic and intellectual. He was a scholar in various fields of linguistics, including sociolingu...
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Vyvyan Evans
Vyvyan Evans is professor of linguistics at Bangor University in the School of Linguistics and English Language. He received his PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University in 2000. Evans writes abo...
William Leap
William Leap, also known as Bill Leap, is a professor of anthropology at American University who works in the field of gay and lesbian linguistics. He teaches courses about neoliberalism, critical dis...
Alexandrine grammarians
The Alexandrine grammarians were philologists and textual scholars who flourished in Hellenistic Alexandria in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, when that city was the center of Hellenistic culture. Desp...
Verrius Flaccus
Marcus Verrius Flaccus (c. 55 BC – AD 20) was a Roman grammarian and teacher who flourished under Augustus and Tiberius.
He was a freedman, and his manumitter has been identified with Verriu...
Otto Jespersen
Jens Otto Harry Jespersen or Otto Jespersen ([ˈʌd̥o ˈjɛsb̥ɐsn̩]; 16 July 1860 – 30 April 1943) was a Danish linguist who specialized in the grammar of the English language.
Otto Jespersen was bor...
William Fraser Tolmie
William Fraser Tolmie (aka "Dr. Tolmie") (February 3, 1812 – December 8, 1886) was a surgeon, fur trader, scientist, and politician.He was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1812, and by 1833 moved...
Byomkes Chakrabarti
Dr. Byomkes Chakrabarti (also spelled Byomkesh Chakraborty or Byomkesh Chakrabarty) (1923–1981) was a Bengali research worker on ethnic languages. He was also a renowned educationist and a poet. His m...
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Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Ghil'ad Zuckermann (Hebrew: גלעד צוקרמן‎  [ɡilˈ(ʔ)ad ˈtsukeʁman]; born June 1, 1971) is an Israeli linguist who works with language revival, contact linguistics, lexicology and the stud...
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Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani
Abu Bakr Abd al-Qāhir bin Abd ar-Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jurjānī (400 – 471 or 474 A.H.) (died 1078 AD) was a renowned Persian scholar of the Arabic language, literary theorist, grammarian and Shafi'i ...