WOOD, Francis Asbury

WOOD, Francis Asbury. Point Bluff, Wis. 17.1.1859 — La Jolla, Calif. 19.6.1948. U.S. IE and Germanic Linguist. Son of Rev. Harvey Colcord W. and Ann Jane Ellis. Educated at Northwestern University (A.B. 1880, A.M. 1883). In 1988-90 further studies at Göttingen in Germany. In 1890-93 Professor of Greek and Latin at Chaddock College in Qioncy, Illinois, 1893-95 Fellow in Germanic Languages and Literatures at University of Chicago. Ph.D. 1895 University of Chicago. In 1895-97 Assistant at Medill High School in Chicago, in 1897-1903 Professor of German at Cornell College, Ia. From 1903 taught Germanic Philology at University of Chicago: 1903-05 Instructor, 1905-09 Assistant Professor, 1909-14 Associate Professor, 1914-27 Professor, 1927 emeritus. L.H.D. 1910 Northwestern University. Married with Rose H. Burt.

Publications: Diss. Verner’s Law in Gothic. The Reduplicating Verbs in Germanic. 43 p. Chicago 1895; Color-names and their congeners. 141 p. 1902; Indo-European “a : ai : au”. A Study in Ablaut and in Word Formation. 166 p. 1905 (the first part of the title often quoted in different ways).

– “Etymological Miscellany”, AJPh 21, 1900, 178-182; “Etymologische Miszellen”, KZ 45, 1913, 61-71; “Names of Stinging, Gnawing and Rending Animals”, AJPh 41, 1920, 223-239 & 336-354; “Greek Fish-Names”, AJPh 48, 1927, 297-325 & 49, 1928, 36-56, 167-187; “Prothetic Vowels in Sanskrit, Greek, Latin and Germanic”, AJPh 52, 1931, 105-144.

Elckerlijc–Everyman — the question of priority. 1910; Iteratives, blends, and streckformen. 1911.

Kontaminationsbildungen und haplologische Mischformen. 1912; Some parallel formations in English. 1913; Post-consonantal “W” in Indo-European. 124 p. Lang. Monogr. 3. Phil. 1926.

Studies on Germanic languages and literature.

Sources: Who Was Who in Am. 2.

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