DUTENS, Alfred

DUTENS, Alfred. 13.3.1841 — 8.7.1917. French Linguist. Son of Louis Dutens and Marie Amélie Hecquet d’Orval. Ph.D. 1883 Paris. According to Meillet his dissertation was good, but attracted so little attention that the depressed author never published much more, but remained member of the Société de linguistique. Married. A.I.B.L. is still (2008) giving a Prix Alfred Dutens.

Publications: Diss. Essai sur l’origine des exposants casuels en sanscrit. 302 p. P. 1883.

Étude sur la simplification de l’orthographie. 503 p. P. 1906.

Sources: Meillet, BSL 21, 1918, 115f.; parents in geni.com; photo in his Étude.

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