Jespersen, Otto

He noticed (and named) the Great Vowel Shift.
He noticed (and named) the Great Vowel Shift.



(1860 - 1943) A Danish linguist who specialized in English grammar. Along with Paul Passy, he founded the International Phonetics Association. In addition, he was one of the first linguists to study the historical phenomenon called the Great Vowel Shift, a term he coined.



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