KERN, Johan Hendrik

KERN, Johan Hendrik. Leiden 24.1.1867 — Leiden 19.12.1933. Dutch Linguist. Son of —> Hendrik Kern.From 1886 studies at Leiden, Tübingen (Sievers) and Leipzig (Leskien). Ph.D. 1891 Leiden. PD of Slavic Languages 1899 Leiden. Soon Professor of English (1901), Russian and Sanskrit (1904) at University of Groningen, until 1924. From 1924 Professor of Dutcjh at Leiden. Married 1903 Susanna Wilhelmina Salomons (1874–19??), one son, two daughters. Mainly remembered as a pioneer of Dutch dialectology.

Publications: diss. on Limburg Dutch dialect (Klankleer der Limbursche Sermoenen), publ. 1895.

other works on linguistics, but apparently nothing on Sanskrit.

Sources: J.B. Barns, Digitale bibliothek voor de Nederlanse letteren 2003 with photo and bibliography; Dutch Wikipedia with photo

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