#18645 Overall Influence

Merritt Ruhlen

American linguist


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Merritt Ruhlen was an American linguist who worked on the classification of languages and what this reveals about the origin and evolution of modern humans. Amongst other linguists, Ruhlen's work was recognized as standing outside the mainstream of comparative-historical linguistics. He was the principal advocate and defender of Joseph Greenberg's approach to language classification.

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Public research university in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States

University of Bucharest

University in Romania

Rice University

University in Houston, Texas, USA

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#280 World Rank
#1154 World Rank