Leonard Bloomfield Book Award
The Leonard Bloomfield Book Award is presented by the Linguistic Society of America to the recently published book "which makes the most outstanding contribution to the development of our understanding of language and linguistics". From its establishment in 1992 through 2008 the award was made every two years. Since 2009 the award has been be made annually.
The award honors Leonard Bloomfield, the dominant figure in American structural linguistics in the 1930s through the 1950s and the major impetus behind the founding of the Linguistic Society, of which he was President in 1935.
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