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Relating to or characteristic of the American linguist Leonard Bloomfield or his theories:‘linguistics in the Bloomfieldian traditions’
- ‘A good deal of linguistics, both in the Bloomfieldian and the Chomskyan traditions, has simply ignored semantics.’
- ‘American linguistics was dominated by Bloomfieldian descriptivism.’
- ‘I dare say that first-year linguistics courses are still basically Bloomfieldian in orientation.’
A follower of the theories of the American linguist Leonard Bloomfield:‘the older generation of Bloomfieldians found themselves outnumbered’
- ‘Various Bloomfieldians continued to refine and experiment with this approach.’
- ‘Overnight, the older generation of Bloomfieldians found themselves outnumbered.’
- ‘Since the Bloomfieldian was not permitted to define the meaning of a word in terms of mental events, he was forced to refer to external situations to express the meaning of a phrase.’
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