Pike, Kenneth L(ee)

born June 9, 1912, Woodstock, Conn., U.S.
died Dec. 31, 2000, Dallas, Tex.

U.S. linguist and anthropologist.

Pike was associated throughout his career with the Summer Institute of Linguistics (now SIL International), an organization dedicated to linguistic study of little-known, unwritten languages, as an ancillary to Bible translation. He originated the linguistic theory known as tagmemics. The tagmeme, a unit comprising a function (e.g., a subject) and a class of items fulfilling that function (e.g., nouns), is identified by semantic as well as syntactic function.

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  • Pike, Kenneth L(ee) — (9 jun. 1912, Woodstock, Connecticut, EE.UU.). Lingüista y antropólogo estadounidense. A lo largo de su carrera, Pike ha estado vinculado con el Summer Institute of Linguistics [Instituto lingüístico de verano] (actualmente SIL International),… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pike, Kenneth L. — ► (1912 2000) Lingüista estadounidense. Su obra Fonética (1943) es uno de los primeros trabajos clásicos estadounidenses sobre fonética …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Kenneth Lee Pike — (* 9. Juni 1912; † 31. Dezember 2000) war ein amerikanischer Linguist und Anthropologe. Bekannt wurde er durch seine Theorie der Tagmemik und für die Begriffe emisch vs. etisch , die er geprägt hat. Von 1947 bis 1979 war er Präsident des SIL… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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