Definition of Jakobson, Roman in English:

Jakobson, Roman

proper noun

  • (1896–1982), US linguist; born in Russia; full name Roman Osipovich Jakobson. He taught Slavic languages and literature and general linguistics at Harvard University from 1949 to 1967. His most influential work described universals in phonology.

Pronunciation

Jakobson, Roman

/ˈyäkəbsən/