Biographical sketch of Charles Hockett

Spring 2008 by Suzanne Kemmer

Charles F. Hockett, 1916-2000.

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Charles Hockett was an American linguist whose work followed in many respects that of Leonard Bloomfield. Like Bloomfield he worked towards a coherent systematic set of tools and concepts for linguistic analysis, as well as applying those concepts to detailed and explicit linguistic analyses, primarily in the areas of phonology and morphology. Hockett made significant contributions to the study of American Indian languages through these analyses,

Hockett was the son of a lecturer in American History at Ohio State University. Hockett entered Ohio State at the age of 16, and

Sources and References


Gair, James W. 2007. Charles Francis Hockett 1916-2000, A Biographical Memoire. Biographical Memoires Vol. 89. Washington, D.C: National Academies Press, National Academy of Sciences, 150-179.

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