BALLY, Charles-Louis

BALLY, Charles-Louis. Genève 4.2.1865 — Genève 10.4.1947. Swiss Linguist and Greek scholar. Son of a teacher, lost early his father (1870). From 1883 studied in Genève (under de Saussure) and Berlin (dr.ph. 1889?). In 1889-93 tutor in Greek royal family, then teacher in Genève. In 1900-1913 Professor of Greek at Genève Collège. At Genève University he was PD in 1893-1913, then Prof. ord. de linguistique (générale & IE) et sanscrit from 1913, retired in 1939. Mainly worked on French lan­guage. Three times married.

Publications: diss. De Euripidis tragoediarum partibus lyricis quaestionunculae. Berlin 1889.

– “Accent grec, accent védique, accent indo-européen”, Mél. F. de Saussure 1908, 3-29.

Traité de stylistique français. 1909; Le langage et la vie. 1930; Linguistique générale et linguistique française. 1944.

ed. with A. Sechehaye: F. de Saussure, Cours de Linguistique générale. 1916.

Sources: *Chiss, J. L., Lex. Gramm. 1996, 64; Schweizerisches Zeitgenossen-Lexikon 2nd ed., 1932; Schweizer Lexicon 1991 1; brief note in Idg.Jb. 28, 1949; S. Durrer in Web HistLexSchweiz. *G. Redard, “Bibliographie chronologique des publications de Charles Bally”, Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 36, 1982, 25-41; Wikipedia. *W. Hellmann: Charles Bally. Frühwerk, Rezeption, Bibliographie. Bonn 1988.

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