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Jakobson

[ yah-kuhb-suhn ]
/ ˈyɑ kəb sən /
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noun
Ro·man [roh-mahn, -muhn], /ˈroʊ mɑn, -mən/, 1896–1982, U.S. linguist and scholar, born in Russia.
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Jakobson
/ (ˈjɑːkəbsən) /

noun
Roman (Osipovič). 1896–1982, US linguist, born in Russia. His publications include Children's Speech (1941) and Fundamentals of Language (1956)
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