• Born date: 1887-04-01
  • Born in: Illinois
  • Death date: 1949-04-18
  • Death in: New Haven, Connecticut
Leonard Bloomfield

Not to be confused with the English naturalist Leonard Blomefield (1800–1893)Leonard Bloomfield (April 1, 1887 – April 18, 1949) was an American linguist who led the development of structural linguistics in the United States during the 1930s and the 1940s. His influential textbook Language, published in 1933, presented a comprehensive description of American structural linguistics.