Friday, January 7, 2011

Linguistics on Jeopardy - January 2011

The category: WHO THE "H" ARE YOU?

The $2000 clue: This Japanese-American professor of linguistics was a California senator from 1977 to 1983.

The answer: S.I. Hayakawa

Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18, 1906 – February 27, 1992) was an important figure in the field of semantics. His 1949 book Language in Thought and Action helped popularize the study of semantics.

Clue from Jeopardy episode #5448, aired 2008-04-23

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