Definition of J. r. firth
1. Noun. English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960).
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1. Australian Almanac (1864)
"Superintendent—Francis Campbell, MD, MA, MRCS, Edinburgh Medical Assistant—Edward Wardley, MRCS, London Clerk and Storekeeper—JR Firth Matron—Mrs. ..."
2. Annual Report of the State Board of Health of New York by New York (State). Board of Health (1918)
"... publishing 27 00 46 Inquirer, publishing $27 00 48 Sp. Side Observer, publishing 25 60 49 JR Firth, typewriting 8 25 50 Glen Cove Echo, publishing 27 00 ..."
3. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"The Hague: Mouton 1.1-2. . 1966. Henry Sweet's paths toward phonemics. Charles Ernest Bazell, ed. In memory of JR Firth. London: Longmans, 242-54. ..."