Andrzej Bogusławski

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Andrzej Stanisław Bogusławski (born 1 December 1931) is a Polish linguist, former professor of Warsaw University, a collaborator with Anna Wierzbicka on Natural semantic metalanguage research, credited by her with reviving the notion of Leibniz's "alphabet of human thought", or Lingua Mentalis.[1]

He was imprisoned in the early 1980s by Polish authorities for refusing to sign a loyalty oath. Noam Chomsky, among other academics, called for his release.[2]


  1. ^ Interviewer: Maria Zijlstra (2009-08-15). "Natural Semantic Metalanguage". LinguaFranca. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Transcript.
  2. ^ Chomsky, Noam; Charles Cairns; Robert Fiengo; Helen Cairns (1982-07-15). "Free Boguslawski". The New York Review of Books. New York: NYREV, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-14.


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