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James D. McCawley (1938–1999)

Author of The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters

Includes the names: James McCawley, James McCawley, Jr., ed. James D. McCawley

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James D. McCawley was the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and East Asian Languages at the University of Chicago.
— biography from The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters
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"James McCawley (1938-1999) was one of the most significant linguists of the latter half of the twentieth century. His legacy to a generation of linguists encompasses not only his work in phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and the philosophy of language but also his emphasis on bridging research in linguistics with that in other disciplines, from anthropology and psychology to physics and biology."

He changed his name on moving to America after WWII.
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