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Henry Allan Gleason
American linguist

Henry Allan Gleason

Henry Allan Gleason
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Intro American linguist
Was Linguist
From United States of America
Field Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 18 April 1917
Death 13 January 2007 (aged 89 years)
Star sign Aries
Father: Henry Gleason
Hartford Seminary
The details (from wikipedia)


Henry Allan 'Al' Gleason, Jr. (April 18, 1917 – January 13, 2007) was a linguist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.


Gleason began studying at Hartford Seminary in 1938 and received his PhD in 1946. His 1961 text "Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics" (with an accompanying workbook) was described in the journal Language as a suitable update to Leonard Bloomfield's well-known textbook Language. Gleason retired in 1982.

Personal life

Gleason was a member of the American Bible Society, and a pastor in Fancy Gap, Virginia. His father was botanist Henry Gleason, and mathematician Andrew Gleason was his brother.

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