Bréal, Michel Jules Alfred

Bréal, Michel Jules Alfred mēshĕlˈ zhül älfrĕdˈ brāälˈ [key], 1832–1915, French philologist. He is best known for his Essai de semantique (1897), which gave great impetus to scientific interest in the field of semantics.

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