HARTMANN, Peter. Berlin-Schöneberg 16.4.1923 — Münster 9.3.1984. German Linguist. Professor in Münster and Konstanz. Son of Hubert H., an officer, and grandson of —> Felix H. Matriculated 1942 from Berlin and went to army. Wounded in Stalingrad, later became British war prisoner. From 1946 studied comparative linguistics and Japanese at Humboldt University, in 1948 moved to Münster. Now took Indology under Alsdorf and Hacker, also Japanology at Bonn. Ph.D. 1950 Münster (under A. Schmitt). PD 1953 Münster. From 1956 ord. Professor of General and IE Linguistics at Münster (succeeding A. Schmitt), from 1969 until death Professor of General Linguistics at Konstanz. Among his students was R. Harweg.
Publications: Diss. publ. Einige Grundzüge des japanischen Sprachbaues. 123 p. Heidelberg 1952.
– Hab.diss. 1953 publ. Nominale Ausdrucksformen im wissenschaftlichen Sanskrit. 238 p. Idg. Bibl. Heidelberg 1955.
– Zur Typologie des Indogermanischen. 295 p. Heidelberg 1956.
– Wrote much especially on general linguistics, e.g. Theorie der Grammatik. 1-4. ’s-Gravenhage 1959-62.
Sources: D.G.K. 1961, 1976 & 1983; German Wikipedia.