Charles F. Hockett, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles F. Hockett

American linguist

Date of Birth: 17-Jan-1916

Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Date of Death: 03-Nov-2000

Profession: anthropologist, linguist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Charles F. Hockett

  • Charles Francis Hockett (January 17, 1916 – November 3, 2000) was an American linguist who developed many influential ideas in American structuralist linguistics.
  • He represents the post-Bloomfieldian phase of structuralism often referred to as "distributionalism" or "taxonomic structuralism".
  • His academic career spanned over half a century at Cornell and Rice universities.

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