Robert Blust

Robert A. Blust (born 1940, Chinese: 白樂思; pinyin: Bái Lèsī) is a prominent linguist in several areas, including historical linguistics, lexicography and ethnology. Blust specializes in the Austronesian languages and has made major contributions to the field of Austronesian linguistics.

Robert Blust
Robert Andrew Blust

Other namesBai Lesi (白樂思)
EducationB.A. in Anthropology (1967),

M.A. in Linguistics (1968),

PhD in linguistics (1974), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
OccupationHistorical linguistics, lexicography and ethnology
EmployerUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
TitleProfessor of Linguistics;
Review editor for the journal Oceanic Linguistics
Spouse(s)Laura Chang-Blust (白嫪拉)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese白樂思

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