GALTON, Herbert

GALTON, Herbert (until 1947 H. Goldstaub). Vienna 1.10.1917 — Vienna 9.12.2004. Austrian Linguist in the U.K. and U.S.A. Born of Polish Jewish parents from Lemberg (L’viv). School and from 1935 studies at Vienna (Slavic under Trubetzkoy, also Sanskrit under Geiger). In 1938 escaped to the Netherlands, then 1939 to U.K. Soon…

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ERHART, Adolf

ERHART, Adolf. Náměšt’ nad Oslarov, okr. Třebíč 31.5.1926 — Brno 11.8.2003. Czech IE Lin­guist. In 1945-49 studies at Brno (under Machek), then worked as a teacher. In 1965 Machek’s Assistant, from 1988 Professor at Brno, retired 1993. Married Olga Erhartová (1950–2019), a Romanist. Scholar of IE linguistics in the tradition…

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DEROY, Louis

DEROY, Louis. Feche-Slins, prov. Liège 15.2.1921 — 2003. Belgian Linguist (Sanskrit and Greek). Studies at Louvain and Paris. Dr. en philosophie et lettres (classical philology) 1946, Licencié en histoire et litteratures orientales (Indology) also in 1946. At University of Liège: 1848 Assistant, 1956 chef de travaux, 1960 agrégé, 1961 maître…

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COLETTI, Alessandro

COLETTI, Alessandro. Trieste 1928 — Rome 1985 Italian Linguist. Studied law at Bologna. As teacher in Italian school in Egypt learned Arabian. In 1973-74 in Italian Intitute in Teheran, in 1975 visited Afghanistan and Pakistan. Professor. Married Hanne Grünbaum (of Denmark, d. 1988). Publications: Grammatica della lingua persiana; con esercizi,…

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BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič

BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič. Kerensk (now Vadinsk in obl. Penza) 13.(25.)5.1818 — Ljubino near Moscow 31.7.(12.8.)1897. Russian IE and Slavonic Linguist. Educated in Kerensk and Penza. From 1834 studies of Russian linguistics at Moscow, magistr 1843. In 1838 travelled in Germany, Italy and France. In 1841-47 gymnasium teacher in Moscow, the…

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BONFANTE, Giuliano

BONFANTE, Giuliano. Milano 6.8.1904 — Rome 9.9.2005. Italian IE and Romance Linguist. Son of Pietro B. (1864-1932), Professor and scholar of the history of Roman law. Studies of literature and law in Rome. Professor from 1929 at Naples, in 1933-37 in Madrid, Spain, 1938-52 in Geneva, Switzerland, 1939-52 at Princeton,…

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BAADER, Theodor

BAADER, Theodor Ludger Josef Anna Maria. Münster 25.4.1888 — Hiltrup, Westfalen 16.4.1959. German Linguist. Ph.D. 1913 Münster (diss. on local dialect). From 1923 Professor of Germanic and Celtic Languages at Nijmegen, taught there until 1944. A militant catholic and Nazi sympathizer he fled before the allied forces to Münster, where…

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ANTKOWSKI, Ferdynand

ANTKOWSKI, Ferdynand. 26.3.1914 — 1962.  Polish Linguist. Ph.D. Docent at Poznań. Publications:La chronologie de la monophtongaison des diphtongues dans les langues indo-européennes. 55 p. Poznański Towarzystwo Przyjacioł Nauk: Prace Komisji filologicznej 16:4. Poznań 1956. Sources: *L. Zabrocki, Slavia occidentalis 23, 1963, 325-327.

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WESTCOTT, Roger W.

WESTCOTT, Roger Williams. Philadelphia 28.4.1925 — Southbury, Conn. 21.11.2000. U.S. Linguist. From 1942 studies at Princeton, Ph.D. 1948 in Oriental Languages. Taught at M.I.T., Boston University, University of Michigan, Southern Connecticut State University, Wilson College, and Drew University, emeritus. Publications: “Toward a more concise inventory of Proto-Indo-European roots”, Word 44, 1993,…

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WEINREICH, Uriel

WEINREICH, Uriel. Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius. Lithuania) 23.5.1926 — New York City 30.3.1967. U.S. (born Polish Jew) Linguist. Son of linguist Max. W. (1894–1969), a specialist of sociolonguistics and Yiddish, and Regina Szabad, came to New York with his father in 1940, citizen 1945 when in army. Studies at Columbia:…

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