Pronunciation: (blOOm-fēl'dē-un), [key]
Ling.influenced by, resembling, or deriving from the linguistic theory and the methods of linguistic analysis advocated by Leonard Bloomfield, characterized esp. by emphasis on the classification of overt formal features.
a Bloomfieldian linguist.
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