Jacobson, Roman Osipovic

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Jacobson, Roman Osipovic (1896–1982) A member of the Prague linguistic circle, developing the structuralist linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure, and who argued in particular for the fundamental status of binary oppositions (see his Selected Writings, 1962 ff.
). He was an important influence on Claude Lévi-Strauss and modern structuralism generally.