WRIGHT, Joseph

WRIGHT, Joseph. Idle near Bradford, Yorkshire31.10.1855 — 27.2.1930. British Linguist. Son of Dufton Wright, a woollen cloth weaver and quarryman, and Sarah Ann Atkinson. Working from childhood he started night-school in late teens, concebtraing on languages, and in 1876 went with his modest savings to Heidelberg University. Back in Yorkshire…

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WAIT, William Henry

WAIT, William Henry. McConnell, Illinois 1854? — Ann Arbor 28.2.1939. U.S. Linguist and Germanist. Son of Nelson W. and Mary Catherine Root. Graduated B.A. 1879 from Northwestern University, A.M. there 1882. Ph.D. 1888 Allegheny. From 1883 taught at Illinois Wesleyan University. Further studies at Berlin and Bonn. In 1895-1901 Instructor…

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WAAG, Anatol

WAAG, Anatol. Eletz, Russia 24.11.1906 — Zagreb 19??. Russian (German) Linguist and Iranian Scholar. From 1926 studies in Germany, never returned to Soviet Union. Ph.D. 1931 Leipzig. Then Assistant at Leipzig in 1932-39. PD 1939 Leipzig, moved soon to Zagreb. Publications: diss. ‪Die Bezeichnungen des Geistlichen im Althoch- und Altniederdeutschen:…

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UHLIK, Rade

UHLIK, Rade. Sarajevo 1.2.1899 — Sarajevo 12.6.1991. Yugoslavian Linguist and Gipsy Scholar. Studied Germanistics at Belgrad. Later custos in Bosnia-Hercegovina Museum in Sarajevo. Publications: Romane glilja. Prijedor 1937 (Gipsy Songs); O Devlikano Ramope e Sumnale. Beograd 1938 (The Bible in the Gipsy language); Ciganska poezija. Sarajevo 1957; Ciganske priče. Sarajevo…

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THOMAS, Calvin

THOMAS, Calvin. near Lapeer Mich. 28.10.1854 — New York City 4.11.1919. U.S. Linguist and Germanist. Graduated A.B. 1874, A.M. 1877, LL.D. 1904 – all at University of Michigan, where he was in 1879-87 Instructor in Modern Languages and gave the first course of Sanskrit in the university’s history, then repeated…

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TELEGDI, Zsigmond

TELEGDI, Zsigmond. Enyig 29.12.1909 — Budapest 5.3.1994. Hungarian Linguist. As a Jew he studied at Rabbinical seminary, but interrupted. Cand. 1952. Ph.D. 1979. Research scholar in Hungarian Academy, then Professor ast Budapest. Publications: “Une note Pehlevie (à propos de Kārnāmak I, 18)”, JA 224, 1934, 319f.; “Essai sur la phonétique…

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SÜTTERLIN, Ludwig

SÜTTERLIN, Ludwig. Heidelberg 16.11.1863 — Freiburg i. B. 3.4.1934. German Linguist. Studies at Heidelberg (Osthoff) and Leipzig. PD 1890 Heidelberg, from 1896 ao. Professor für Germanistik there. In 1913 accepted the chair of comparative linguistics at Freiburg. Publications: “Die Denominativverba im Altindischen”, IF 19, 1906, 480-577. – Much on German…

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SZEMERÉNYI, Oswald John Louis

SZEMERÉNYI, Oswald John Louis. London 7.9.1913 — Freiburg i. Br. 29.12.1996. Hungarian IE Scholar in Germany. Professor in Freiburg (i.Br.). Born in London in a Hungarian family, grew up in Hungary. Studies of Classical, Germanic and Comparative Philology at Budapest. Ph.D. 1936 Budapest, in IE. PD 1944 Budapest. From 1947…

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SOMS (Y) CASTELÍN, Enrique

SOMS (Y) CASTELÍN, Enrique. 1860 — 1913. Spanish Linguist. Professor of Greek at Salamanca, from 1891 at Madrid. After Gelabert y Gordiola’s death (1894) taught Sanskrit classes at Madrid University until Daza de Campos was nominated in 1897. Publications: Translated G. Curtius’ Gramática griega elemental. Madrid 1887; translated other grammatical…

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SITTIG, Ernst

SITTIG, Ernst. Berlin 1.2.1887 — Tübingen 25.12.1955. German Linguist and Classical Scholar. Professor in Tübingen. Educated in Berlin, studies at Jena, Berlin and Halle. Ph.D. 1911 Halle. In WW I served in the decipherment department of the army and in 1919-24 continued same work in Foreign Ministry. PD 1923 Berlin,…

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