Andrzej Bogusławski

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Andrzej Stanisław Bogusławski (born 1 December 1931) is a Polish linguist, former professor of Warsaw University, he collaborated with Anna Wierzbicka on Natural semantic metalanguage research, and is 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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